A study of the role of forest and forest-dependent community in Myanmar

Inkyin Khaine, Su Young Woo, Hoduck Kang

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This study was intended to find out the benefits of forests, especially for non-wood forest products (NWFPs), to forest-dependent local people and the relation to their socio-economic status. Sampling (169 respondents) was chosen to be an equal distribution of household's economic status. The survey was conducted face to face with structural interviews using both open-and closed-ended questions. The results showed that bamboo and bamboo shoot were considered as the most collected NWFPs in the Bago Yoma region. The average consumptions of NWFPs were 302.50 ± 90.12 viss to 501.27 ± 120.65 viss. Furthermore, the research revealed that the collection of NWFPs showed negative correlation with income availability and livestock possession. The study aims to help provide the necessary information for sustainable forest management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalForest Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014


  • forest-dependent local people
  • income
  • livestock
  • non-wood forest products (NWFPs)
  • socio-economic


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