Mobilization and capacity building for the commercialization of non-wood forest products in Central Africa
Findings indicate that remote communities and poorer households rely more on NTFP based income compared to more accessible communities and wealthier households. The theory that NTFPs are an important component to rural livelihoods and make significant and timely incomes has been supported by findings since they contribute to poor households. During times of economic and climatic uncertainty and extremes, NTFPs and the forest and agricultural landscapes within which they are found, make a significant contribution to the resilience of rural forest dwellers’ livelihoods.
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