Poverty Reduction Strategies and Non-timber Forest Products

  • Deepa PullanikkatilEmail author
  • Charlie M. Shackleton
Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)


The first of the 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. Although the numbers of poor people in the world has declined over the last few decades, it is still alarmingly high, being approximately 770 million in 2013 (Fig. 1) (World Bank in Understanding Poverty 2017). Currently the majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas, and their livelihoods are dominated by land-based activities including gathering of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). There were rela tively few studies offering more socially orientated perspectives and insights on the links between NTFP use, dependency and poverty. The ordinary people using NTFPs, their reasons for doing so and their experiences are given in this book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

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