International Journal of Biodiversity / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

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

Table 2

Mean annual expenditure (ha−1) incurred by the grower towards management, processing, and marketing of wild pepper.

ActivityWorkerRate/day (Rs.)No. of personTotal cost (Rs.)

PlantingMen1504600

WeedingWomen5010500

Men1002200
HarvestingWomen 504200
Boy304120

Men1002200
DryingWomen 502100
Boy30130

SortingWomen505250
Boy305150

PackingMen100101000

Transport from village to roadMen 50 p/kg350
Women
Boy

ToolNo.Rate (Rs.) per unitTotal cost (Rs.)

Gunny bag10880
Knife (ka wait)255110
Bamboo ladder280160
Bamboo basket (ka ruh)250100

Grand total4,150

Approximate currency conversion 1 USD = Rs. 50 (INR).