The role of wild food plants in poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation in tropical countries

  title={The role of wild food plants in poverty alleviation and biodiversity conservation in tropical countries},
  author={Claudio O. Delang},
  journal={Progress in Development Studies},
  pages={275 - 286}
  • C. O. Delang
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Economics
  • Progress in Development Studies
Recent research linking poverty alleviation and forest conservation has frequently focused on the potential contribution of the commercialization of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs), and has consequently emphasized incomes from NTFPs rather than their consumption. This paper aims to understand the role played by the consumption of wild food plants in the livelihood of rural populations. Two methods of evaluation are used to estimate the value of the wild food plants consumed by Pwo Karen… 

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