Economic Value of Non Timber Forest Products - A Case Study from South Tapanuli, North Sumatera, Indonesia
Lubis, N A
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Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are any product or service other than wood produced in the forest. NTFPs that are used by people around the forest are medicinal plants, resins, gums, essences and a series of bark and fibre, fruits and nuts. The study was conducted in Marancar Godang Village, Marancar District, South Tapanuli Regency, and North Sumatera. This study tries to find out, the dependence and significance of livelihoods from NTFPs for forest-dependent people. The study site has economic value for the utilization of non-timber forest products is 2,441,416,000,- IDR/year. The existence of forests is still a support for people's lives in the economic field.