World Journal of
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Abstract

ASSESSING THE NON WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS (NWFP): A CHALLENGE FOR ACHIEVING ECOSYSTEM, SPECIES CONSERVATION AND IMPROVING LIVELIHOODS. THE CASE OF UMRAWABA LOCALITY (NORTH KORDOFAN STATE, SUDAN)

*Amani Abdelrahim Kobbail, Elkheir Mugadam Salih and Abdelwadoud Abdallah Elkhalifa

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to assess the Non Wood Forest Products(NWFP) and their contribution to the rural communities livelihood and to end up with specific management strategies to conserve NWFP producing species in the study area. The study carried out at Umrawaba locality which is located in the Northern East part of the Northern Kordofan State between latitudes (120-140) north and longitudes (300-320) east. A combination of methods was adopted for data collection these included: Reconnaissance survey, structured and semi- structured interviews, group discussion and observation. Respondents were selected through simple random selection. The household was the basic unit of data collection, sixty households were sampled out. Four villages were selected on the basis of availability of NWFP producing species. The data was processed and analyzed using statistical package of social science (SPSS). The study provides a list of NWFP producing species in the study area and documenting the local knowledge regarding the uses and management of the forest resources in the area. The results revealed that the non timber forest products have a clear role in the contribution of rural people income and represents secondary source after farming and livestock. The study revealed that there are various constraints, which negatively affect the distribution and abundance of the non-wood forest products producing species. The study recommended due attention to the way the NWFP exploitation and commercialization and also recommended community participation in the conservation and management with clear indication of sense of ownership.

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