Tropical Forest Update

Earning more from forests

Many people make a good living by harvesting and processing timber and non-timber forest products, but a great many more are poor. A key task for forest policymakers, foresters and extension agencies is to enable forest-dwelling people to earn more from forests. This edition of the TFU looks at the role of forests in livelihoods. Ewald Rametsteiner and Adrian Whiteman (p. 3) present an article summarizing FAO’s State of the World’s Forests 2014, which surveyed the socioeconomic benefits provided by forests.

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