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Assessing the Potential of Forest Product Activities to Contribute to Rural Incomes in Africa

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Arnold, J.E. Michael; Townson, Ian
Date: 1998
Agency: Overseas Development Institute, London
Series: Natural Resource Perspectives, no. 37
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4126
Sector: Forestry
Region: Africa
Subject(s): forest products
rural affairs
economic development
resource management--policy
Abstract: "Large numbers of rural households in Africa continue to generate some of their income from forest product activities. However, much of this involvement is in labour intensive low return activities that help to provide the poor with an income safety net, but which decline once better alternatives become available. Expansion of forest product activities is likely to be concentrated on a limited number of products and services for which demand grows with rural and urban development. The paper reviews the implications of this dichotomy for support and resource management strategies."

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