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To live and let live: Sustaining Forest Livelihoods (English)

A forest is much more likely to be conserved if the products and services that the forest yields are worth more than the timber standing on it. A wide range of products, especially many "non-timber forest products" (NTFP), have always been important to the livelihoods of forest-dwelling people. Forests provide a safety net for the very poor in times of hardship. They are also a large part of the rural economy, supplying products used in the household and also products for trade. They are sometimes the only source of cash income in a household.

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