ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Managing NTFP: Problems of Unregulated Commons

The failure of traditional management systems for non-timber forest produce to cope with problems of regeneration and of maintaining the sustainability of the output demands some new rules and systems. Essentially old forms of social capital in these indigenous communities, which were based on reciprocity and nonaccumulation, are no longer functional and are breaking down. And there may be no easy transition from kinship-based collectivities to newer citizen-based groups.

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