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Forest to farm to market interfaces for non-timber forest products in Central Africa

 

Authors: Ingram, V

Non-timber forest products provide multiple livelihood benefits. They are mainly harvestedfrom the wild until their value increases and over-harvesting incentivises cultivation.Markets have driven cultivation, but are also frequently negatively associated withmaintaining populations of wild species. A forest-to-farm transition can maintain andenhance sustainable livelihoods as well as help maintain genetic resources aided byspecies specific regulation, customary traditions and support from research anddevelopment initiatives.

Topic:

  Non Timber Forest Products, livelihoods, productivity, harvesting, cultivation, land use change

Geographic:

  Central Africa

Journal Title:

  Nature and Faune

Volume:

  26

Number:

  2

Pages:

   43-48

Publication Year:

  2012

Language:

  English

ISSN:

  2026-5611