Forest Product Markets, Forests and Poverty Reduction1

  title={Forest Product Markets, Forests and Poverty Reduction1},
  author={B. Belcher},
  • B. Belcher
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • SUMMARY There is a new and increasing emphasis on poverty alleviation and livelihoods improvement in forestry, representing both a challenge and an opportunity. This paper briefly reviews the evolution of the ‘livelihoods’ issue, analyzes the concept of ‘poverty alleviation’ and discusses means by which forestry can contribute to livelihoods improvement. It focuses on the contributions of forest products and markets, questioning the typical timber vs non-timber dichotomy. The role and the… CONTINUE READING
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