Publication

In Search of a Sustainable Palm Market in North America

October 1, 2002 72 pages

In Search of a Sustainable Palm Market in North America

October 1, 2002 72 pages

Description

The goal of the CEC’s work on the Chamaedorea palm, a wild species endemic to Mexico and selected by the CEC’s Governing Council as a pilot species, is to study the possibility of using the market to protect the species. The basic question is, under what conditions, if any, would trading of a wild species be sustainable? This report, the first for this project, documents palm collection and cultivation in Mexico, and its market structure within and outside Mexico. This information is used to assess whether eco- labeling palm would provide sufficient incentive for sustainable trade in the species.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Ecosystems, Green Economy