• Economics
  • Published 2003

Forests and poverty alleviation

@inproceedings{Sunderlin2003ForestsAP,
  title={Forests and poverty alleviation},
  author={William D. Sunderlin and Arild Angelsen and Sven Wunder},
  year={2003}
}
Poverty can be defined as a pronounced deprivation of well-being related to lack of material income or consumption, low levels of education and health, vulnerability and exposure to risk, no opportunity to be heard and powerlessness (World Bank 2001:15). Thus, poverty alleviation can be defined as successfully lessening deprivation of well-being. In this regard, forest-based poverty alleviation (FBPA) is an encompassing term, where forest resources are used either to avoid or to mitigate… CONTINUE READING

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