International Journal of Biodiversity / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Domestication, Conservation, and Livelihoods: A Case Study of Piper peepuloides Roxb.—An Important Nontimber Forest Product in South Meghalaya, Northeast India

Table 1

Summary characteristics of wealth ranks by income and participatory method.

ParameterCategory
RichMiddlePoor

No. of households202973

Participatory
Wealth
Ranking
Criteria
(i) Large plantations (5-6 plantations of approx.40 ha each)
(ii) Hire labour
(iii) Higher level of cash income
(iv) Houses made of concrete cement
(v) Good standard of living.
(i) Small plantations (2-3 plantations of approx. 40 ha each)
(ii) Lower level of cash income
(iii) Houses made of wood covered by tin
(iv) Work as labourers for few months.
(i) Do not have plantation
(ii) Generally labourers
(iii) Very low level of cash income
(iv) Houses made of bamboo covered by straw/tin.