Making markets work for forest communities

Making markets work for forest communities

The article lays out strategies to improve the contribution of forest markets to local
livelihoods. It is offered as a first step in a longer-term effort to promote forest markets
that enhance the livelihoods of poor people while conserving forest resources. While
forests are providing critical safety nets and subsistence for the poor there are specific
niches where large numbers of low-income producers have-or could develop-competitive
advantage.It is vital to alter the policies that hinder forest producers’ income
opportunities, and to engage the private sector in forging successful community
business partnerships.

Authors: Scherr, S.J.; White, A.; Kaimowitz, D.

Topic: forest economics,markets,economic policy,rural communities,low income groups,private sector,partnerships,forest policy

Publication Year: 2003

ISSN: 1465-5489

Source: International Forestry Review 5(1): 67-73

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