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Correlates of Product Quality of Soumbala, a West African Non-timber Forest Product

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dc.contributor.author Kronborg, Mette
dc.contributor.author Ilboudo, Jean-Baptiste
dc.contributor.author Bassolé, Imael Henri Nestor
dc.contributor.author Barfod, Anders Sanchez
dc.contributor.author Ravn, Helle Weber
dc.contributor.author Lykke, Anne Mette
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-09T02:01:35Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-09T02:01:35Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Kronborg, M., Ilboudo, J., Bassolé, I., Barfod, A., Ravn, H., Lykke, A. 2014. Correlates of Product Quality of Soumbala, a West African Non-timber Forest Product. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 12: 25-38.
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/33989
dc.description.abstract Knowledge of the correlates of product quality is a prerequisite for further commercialisation of soumbala, a food product extracted from the leguminous tree Parkia biglobosa. In this study qualitative and quantitative data derived from interviews of producers and expert users are used to estimate the influence of Parkia biglobosa management practises, soumbala product processing practises, and nutritional composition of soumbala on perceived soumbala quality. Several variables on management practises correlated with high quality soumbala as revealed by binary logistic regression, with quality as the dependent variable and six management related variables as independent variables. Variables relating to product processing were examined using qualitative data from group sessions, gathering all the producers in a given village. Finally the relationship between nutritional compositions and soumbala quality was determined. The results show that local knowledge, management practises, and product processing practises are correlated with soumbala quality, whilst nutritional composition is a poor predictor of soumbala quality.
dc.format.extent 14 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.title Correlates of Product Quality of Soumbala, a West African Non-timber Forest Product
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
local.identifier.alturi http://lib-ojs3.lib.sfu.ca:8114/index.php/era/article/view/785
Appears in Collections: 2014 - Volume 12 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications


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