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dc.contributor.authorForero, Oscar*
dc.contributor.authorRedclift, Michael*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:58:42Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:58:42Zen
dc.date.issued2007-04-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520701195907en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130847en
dc.descriptionNatural chewing gum (chicle) represents just 3.5 per cent of the total chewing-gum market, which is dominated by synthetic chewing gum made from hydrocarbons. However, recent interest in sustainable livelihood strategies has opened up opportunities for enlarging chicle commercialisation for what is still a small, niche market. The production of chicle can serve to strengthen forest conservation and provide regular employment to those dependent on forest products, as part of a range of sustainable forest activities. However, the production and marketing of natural chewing gum have faced several serious problems: producers in Mexico have been organised in ways that enabled them to be exploited by both intermediaries and state institutions, and the processes of certification for organics and fair trade are unwieldy and expensive. This article suggests a number of ways of addressing these problems.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent12en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-production-and-marketing-of-sustainable-forest-products-chewing-gum-in-mexi-130847
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectTrade
dc.titleThe production and marketing of sustainable forest products: chewing gum in Mexicoen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryMexicoen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFair trade
oxfam.subject.keywordNatural resources
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number2en
prism.volume17en
dc.year.issuedate2007en


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