Chapter 32

Trees: Ensuring That Farmers Benefit From Domestication: An Update

R.R.B. Leakey

Abstract

In response to farmers’ interest in the cultivation of indigenous trees that produce traditionally and culturally important tree products, this chapter place the outcomes resulting from participatory, decentralized, tree domestication; community capacity building through Rural Resource Centres, and the development of a value chain based on associated cottage industries, in their social and economic context. Importantly this engages community level ‘diffusion hubs’; partnerships between producers and traders; the promotion of collective action and group sales; a village-level stabilization fund; market information and the enhancement of farmers’ ...

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