Table 5. Decision making concerning the use of non-wood products for commercialization and subsistence use


Community Tactical planning for NWFP commercialization Tactical Planning for NWFP subsistence use
Mexico
Caobas Need to follow legal norms on all commercialization of forest products, including NWFPs. Detailed notifications to SEMARNAT meant to be prepared by technicians. They get permits from SEMARNAT for selling huano (Sabal yapa) and chicle (Manilkara zapota). No restrictions on local use of NWFPs, but need authorization for hunting for local consumption or sale in quantities meant to satisfy basic needs. Hunting continues without authorization. Local committee meant to control this.
Yaxcabá Do not sell NWFPs except honey. Need permission from comisariado for apiaries. No restrictions on local use of NWFPs, but need authorization for hunting for local consumption or sale in quantities meant to satisfy basic needs. Hunting continues without authorization.
Naranjal Poniente Need to follow legal norms on all commercialization of forest products, including NWFPs. Detailed notifications to SEMARNAT meant to be prepared by technicians. They get permits from SEMARNAT for selling huano and chicle. No restrictions on local use of NWFPs, but need authorization for hunting for local consumption or sale in quantities meant to satisfy basic needs. Hunting continues without authorization.

Brazil
Mazagão Commercialization of açai (Euterpe oleracea) and other fruits under their decision-making power. They are supposed to inform relevant agency of quantities (but do not). Hunting for commercial purposes is illegal. No restrictions on local use of NWFPs, except for hunting, which is illegal but continues.
OCT No permits required. Some commercialization of rubber. They are supposed to inform relevant agency of quantities (but do not). Hunting for commercial purposes is prohibited. No restrictions on local use of NWFPs. Inform community leader of use in community forests.
MAFLOPS MAFLOPS is trying to start some NWFP projects, but none working yet. No restrictions on local use of NWFPs, except for hunting, which is illegal but continues.