猿害対策の地域資源としての活用と可能性 [in Japanese] Potential and Utilization of Monkey Damage as Local Resources [in Japanese]
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In villages, fruits such as persimmons draw animals to the fields. It is expected persimmons were harvested earlier than monkeys would eat them to prevent crop damage. However, persimmons remain for a long time because local residents have not been motivated to use it. We carried out a social experiment to investigate how can local residents collaborate with the outside peoples in the persimmon harvesting. The questionary survey of outside peoples and local residents revealed follows. One is that outside peoples were satisfied both of that they help solve local problems and they can get persimmons. Second is that this event contributed to helping local residents recognize the resource value that persimmons and monkeys have. Finally, local residents want such an event to not only mitigate the damage but also allow for sharing idea about countermeasures and damage among local residents.
- Journal of Rural Problems
Journal of Rural Problems 51(2), 128-133, 2015
The Association for Regional Agricultural and Forestry Economics