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dc.contributor.authorVeeman, M.
dc.contributor.authorCocks, M.
dc.contributor.authorMuwonge, A.
dc.contributor.authorChoge, S.
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, B.
dc.identifier.citationVeeman, M [et al ] (2001) Markets For Three Bark Products In Zimbabwe: A Case Study Of Markets For Bark Of Adansonia Digitata, Berchemia discolor and Warburgia salutaris, IES Working Paper no. 18. Harare, Mt. Pleasant: IESen_GB
dc.descriptionAn IES Working Paper.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMarkets for craft and medicinal products derived from the bark of three tree species were assessed in rural and urban areas of Zimbabwe. Bark crafts from Adansonia digitata (baobab) are widely sold in these regions. The number of sellers has increased since the 1980s and has remained relatively stable since then. Competition for local purchasers is provided by domestic and imported substitutes. Most baobab craft items are relatively bulky and the export market for them is largely limited to affluent travellers from South Africa. This is a relatively localized market. Seasonality in baobab craft production and sales is pronounced in the rural area. Prices are transparent and arbitrage appears to occur. This is not the case in the markets for the bark of Warburgia salutaris, which is used as a traditional medicine. There are relatively few sellers, prices do not exhibit regionally consistent patterns and this species appears to have become locally extinct. Bark of Berchemia discolor is not highly commercialised in this region; no sales of this bark were observed in the course of the study.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for the study was provided by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the Agro-forestry Southern Africa project and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) People and Plants Initiativeen_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Environmental Studies (IES) ; University of Zimbabween_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIES Working Paper Series.;Paper No. 18.
dc.titleMarkets For Three Bark Products In Zimbabwe: A Case Study Of Markets For Bark Of Adansonia Digitata, Berchemia Discolor And Warburgia Salutarisen_GB
dc.title.alternativeHousehold Livelihoods, Marketing And Resource Impacts* A Case Study Of Bark Products In Eastern Zimbabween_GB
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en_GB
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabween_GB

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