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Cross-border trade of non-timber forest products from the Korup forest area: southwest Cameroon.

Malleson, R; (2001) Cross-border trade of non-timber forest products from the Korup forest area: southwest Cameroon. European Tropical Forest Research Network News (32) 45 - 47.

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Abstract

Ethnic and historical links, as well as contrasting environmental, economic and social conditions, have encouraged trade between Cameroon and Nigeria. Rapid population increase and forest degradation in Nigeria has meant that the Nigerian demand for non-timber forest products (NTFPs) outstrips national supplies. NTFPs from the Korup Forest Area (KFA) in Cameroon are now major items of cross-border trade. The strength of the CFA Franc compared with the Nigerian Naira and heavy taxes on imported goods make smuggling profitable and the porous border encourages it. As a result the majority of the cross-border trade in NTFPs is part of the 'informal' economy.

Type:Article
Title:Cross-border trade of non-timber forest products from the Korup forest area: southwest Cameroon.
Publisher version:http://www.etfrn.org/etfrn/newsletter/nl32_oip5.html#korup
Language:English
Keywords:non timber forest products, informal economy, Cameroon, Nigeria, trade
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology

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