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dc.publisherKassel University Pressger
dc.rightsUrheberrechtlich geschützt
dc.subjectsmallholder growerseng
dc.subjectmarket accesseng
dc.subjectpremium priceseng
dc.subjectentrepreneurial skillseng
dc.subjectmarket networkseng
dc.titleBeyond good wood: Exploring strategies for small-scale forest growers and enterprises to benefit from legal and sustainable certification in Indonesiaeng
dcterms.abstractThere is a growing trend towards small-scale forest operators engaging in certification initiatives in response to growing demands for certified timber. We aimed to analyse whether certified smallholders gain better access to timber markets and better financial incentives. We used three smallholder forest enterprises from Gunungkidul and Kulon Progo districts, Java, Indonesia as case studies of different managerial operations. Two were farmer cooperatives and the other was an external trading company in partnership with village-level farmer groups. Different certification schemes and managerial approaches were analysed whether such factors influenced the ability of smallholders to access certified timber markets and obtain improved offers for their timber. We found that smallholders find it challenging to enter and participate in certified timber markets and to obtain the promised premium prices. The obvious costs of certification and uncertain benefits are major challenges for smallholders. Even when market opportunities are present, certification alone is insufficient to tap into these markets. Certified forest enterprises need dedicated managers with adequate entrepreneurial skills to establish networks and contacts with potential buyers, and to actively seek information on what is specified by certified timber processors.eng
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dcterms.bibliographicCitationIn: Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Kassel : Kassel University Press. - Vol. 118, No. 1 (2017) S. 17-29
dcterms.creatorMaryudi, Ahmad
dcterms.creatorNawir, Ani A.
dcterms.creatorSumardamto, Purnomo
dcterms.creatorSekartaji, Dewi Ayu
dcterms.creatorSoraya, Emma
dcterms.creatorYuwono, Teguh
dcterms.creatorSiswoko, Bowo Dwi
dcterms.creatorMulyana, Budi
dcterms.creatorSupriyatno, Nunuk
dc.description.everythingGedruckte Ausg. im Verlag Kassel Univ. Press ( erschienen.ger

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