Sustainable use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs)
Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Bid Webb
The purpose of the module is to give students an understanding of the ways in which forests and other (agro)ecosystems may be managed to recognise the livelihood contributions and enterprise development potential of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Consideration is given to both production systems for 'wild' products (i.e. those arising without human intervention) and to products derived from deliberate cultivation in forests and from trees outside forests.
The module will provide students with the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of the diverse and changing role of non-timber forest products in modern forest management around the world, and to develop their independent learning, research and written communication skills.
- Non-timber forest products (NTFPs): definitions; classification; production systems. Historical perspectives: hunter-gathering; commercialisation; domestication; marginalisation; resurgence.
- Management systems: design and implementation of resource assessment; harvesting rules; sustainable yields; adaptive management; involving people.
- Personal, social and economic use of forest resources and services. NTFP-based small scale enterprise development.
- Trade and markets: certification and green markets; international trade regulation; grey economies; market analysis and development; intellectual property rights
- Policy and strategic planning: law and customary rights; regulation vs. incentives; identifying priorities for intervention.
This is a distance learning module. The module materials include guided reading materials and comprehensive reading list, short Panopto webcasts and interactive discussion forums.
Written coursework assessment: submission is reasonably well-argued, showing good understanding and knowledge of the topic, evidence of supplementary reading, original information and some critical thought.
Written coursework assessment: submission is very well-argued, showing excellent understanding and depth of knowledge of the topic, evidence of substantial supplementary reading, sound collection and use of original information, and much critical thought.
Written coursework assessment: submission covers the fundamentals of the topic, but is based mainly on material provided during the module, shows little evidence of supplementary reading or original information and lacks critical analysis.
Gain an historical perspective of the development of non-timber forest products (NTFP's) as a current issue in forestry.
Acquire the skills to plan inventory and research on the ecology of wild forest products and to understand the process by which this knowledge can be used to derive sound adaptive management systems for such products.
Appreciate the role of NTFP use in livelihood strategies in both subsistence and commercial contexts.
Understand the structure and nature of markets for NTFPs, including the issues surrounding certification, international trade agreements and market development.
Appreciate the issues and processes that result in policy and governance systems related to the exploitation and use of NTFP's.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Online discussion forums
Group NTFP exercise
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
- Understand the provisional nature of information and appreciate competing and alternative explanations.
- Recognize the moral, ethical and social issues relating to the subject.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Opsiynol mewn cyrsiau:
- D3AO: Certificate Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (CERT/FORDL)
- D5AG: PGCert Tropical Forestry year 1 (CERT/TF)
- D3AP: Diploma Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (DIP/FORDL)
- D5AH: PGDip Tropical Forestry year 1 (DIP/TF)
- D4BB: MSc Agroforest & Food Security (Dist Learn) year 1 (MSC/AGFSDL)
- DDAB: MSc Agroforestry year 1 (MSC/AGRO)
- D3AQ: MSc Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (MSC/FORDL)
- D5AC: MSc Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (MSC/TF)