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The chainsaw economy in Tanimbar archipelago, indonesia

In: Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets. Wit, Marieke and Jinke van Dam (eds.). (2010). Tropenbos international, wageningen, the netherlands. xxii + 226 pp. ISBN 978-90-5113-094-2

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  • Roda, Jean-Marc
  • Langbour, Patrick
  • Shantiko, Bayuni

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The Tanimbar islands are of great interest for their biodiversity (lidon and kartiwa 2005). located in the province of maluku, indonesia, their main city, saumlaki, is also a district capital. The islands were extensively studied during the Tanimbar land-use planning project, funded by the European Commission, which covered land-use planning, biodiversity protection and biodiversity enhancement through participatory approaches (Jewell et al. 2006; astawa et al. 2006). The project team analyzed the wood production system in the southern part of Yamdena island (lidon and kartiwa 2005), where chainsaw activi- ties supply most of the wood to local villages, saumlaki, other indonesian islands, and abroad. Two villages of south Yamdena, wermatan and ilngei, specialize in chainsaw milling, although at a very rudimentary level. wermatan is accessible only by sea and has an economy shaped by its traditional social structure. ilngei, which is very close to saum- laki and connected to it by a paved road, has a comparatively advanced state of economic development that is reflected in its wood production system (shantiko et al. 2004).

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This chapter was published in: Roda, Jean-Marc & Langbour, Patrick & Shantiko, Bayuni Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets. Wit, Marieke and Jinke van Dam (eds.). (2010). Tropenbos international, wageningen, the netherlands. xxii + 226 pp. ISBN 978-90-5113-094-2, , chapter 2.3, pages 31-37, 2010.

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Keywords: ethnic business; informal trade; timber; forest; tropical; chain saw; economics; flegt; Indonesia; Malaysia; china; Europe; EU; Asia;

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  1. Jean-Marc Roda & Shantiko Bayuni, 2004. "Community forestry in Tanimbar, and industrial prospective scenarios," Working Papers 40399, CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40, revised Dec 2005.
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  1. Roda, Jean-Marc & Langbour, Patrick & Shantiko, Bayuni, 2010. "The chainsaw economy in Tanimbar archipelago, indonesia," Selected Book Chapters, in: Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets. Wit, Marieke and Jinke van Dam (eds.). (2010). Tropenbos international, wageningen, the netherlands. xxii, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 2, pages 31-37 CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40.

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