عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This study investigates different kinds of non-wood forest products, which are used by Chitin's people, a village in Kojoor district, Mazandaran Province. The research method used was ethnography and participatory observation of rural people's practices while they do different jobs along with semi-structured and unstructured interviews. Non-wood products growing in forest are classified in two groups: products that are gathered for household use and those gathered for marketing. Each group is divided to edible, medicinal and ornamental goods, and some of their characteristics, such as local name, Persian name, scientific name, growing place, gathering period, parts of plants which are used, methods and kinds of use are mentioned. Moreover the social, ecological and economical relationships that were formed through gathering such products as well as the role of rural women and job organization of villager for gathering and processing of non-wood forest products are described.