Poverty Reduction Through Non-Timber Forest Products

Personal Stories

  • Deepa Pullanikkatil
  • Charlie M. Shackleton

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Deepa Pullanikkatil, Charlie M. Shackleton
      Pages 3-13
    3. Charlie M. Shackleton, Deepa Pullanikkatil
      Pages 15-28
  3. Personal Stories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Bruno Dann
      Pages 31-35
    3. Geová Alves, Roberta Peixoto Ramos
      Pages 37-43
    4. Fonyuy Thomas Tata, Ojong Baa Enokenwa
      Pages 45-48
    5. Joseph Ntoh, Ojong Baa Enokenwa
      Pages 49-52
    6. Zhou Rong, Saurabh Upadhyay
      Pages 53-57
    7. Angela Izabela, Fajardo Barrientos, Giulia Muir, Julio Javier Madrid, Elena Baumanns, Luisa Vanderwegen
      Pages 59-64
    8. Gira Ben, Ann-Cathrin Jöst, K. Rathna, Charlotte King, Saurabh Upadhyay
      Pages 65-67
    9. Mira Das, Ann-Cathrin Jöst, K. Rathna, Charlotte King, Saurabh Upadhyay
      Pages 69-71
    10. Chinnatai Rangasamy, Maya Mahajan, Aravind Radhakrishnan
      Pages 73-77
    11. Enrico Vidale
      Pages 79-81
    12. Morris Foit, Deepa Pullanikkatil
      Pages 83-90
    13. Arnold Kasumbu, Deepa Pullanikkatil
      Pages 91-97
    14. Isidro Hernández Becerra, Guillermo Rodríguez Rivas, Maite Lascurain-Rangel, Citlalli López-Binnqüist, Raymundo Dávalos-Sotelo
      Pages 99-103
    15. Raul Sebastião Nhancume, Angelina R. O. Martins
      Pages 105-110
    16. Pedro Macie, Angelina R. O. Martins
      Pages 111-113
    17. Gaur Singh, Yadav Uprety, Bijay Subedee, Ram P. Chaudhary
      Pages 115-118
    18. María Elsa Díaz, Ivania Andrea Cornejo
      Pages 119-123
    19. Miguel Zamalloa Condori, Renatto Francisco Cánepa Vega, Kerry Maegan Hughes
      Pages 125-129
    20. Manuel A. N. Frutuoso, Helena Braganca
      Pages 131-134
    21. Paul Cornelius Dlamini, Deepa Pullanikkatil
      Pages 135-142
    22. Sarah Nakisanze, Deepa Pullanikkatil
      Pages 143-146
    23. Gabriel Frey, Marla R. Emery, Suzanne Greenlaw
      Pages 147-150
  4. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Deepa Pullanikkatil, Charlie M. Shackleton
      Pages 153-160

About this book


This book narrates personal stories of people from around the world who have used natural products, in particular Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) as a means to come out of poverty. Ending poverty remains a major worldwide challenge and is the number one goal under the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The book fills an important knowledge gap; that of personal stories of NTFP users. This has not been part of past publications on NTFPs which tend to focus on statistics and analysis of numbers, thus, the human faces of NTFP users are missing. Narrative stories provide a wealth of data about people and their experiences rather than aggregated classifications, categories and characteristics of poverty. The objective of this book is to illustrate the poverty alleviation potential of NTFPs through documenting the personal life stories of individuals and households that lifted themselves out of poverty through trade of NTFPs. This book is for all who are interested in poverty alleviation and NTFPs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deepa Pullanikkatil
    • 1
  • Charlie M. Shackleton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ScienceRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75579-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75580-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3084
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3092
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