Commercialisation of Non-Timber Forest Products: A Reality Check

@article{Belcher2007CommercialisationON,
  title={Commercialisation of Non-Timber Forest Products: A Reality Check},
  author={B. Belcher and K. Schreckenberg},
  journal={Environmental Economics},
  year={2007}
}
  • B. Belcher, K. Schreckenberg
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • This article challenges the pervasive view that commercialisation of non-timber forest products can (easily) achieve ecosystem and species conservation as well as improving livelihoods. Following a brief review of who and what is involved, it focuses on the main ecological and livelihood risks of unconsidered promotion of NTFP commercialisation, drawing on a wide range of case studies from around the world. It concludes with some recommendations, emphasising the lack of 'magic-bullet' products… CONTINUE READING
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