Listening to the Stories
This book has sought to contribute to the policy and academic debates regarding the opportunities and usefulness of the NTFP sector in reducing poverty. We have argued in the opening chapters that it is unlikely that NTFP use and trade will provide a pathway out of poverty for the millions of poor in the Global South. However, it is unlikely that any other one sector or intervention will. Consequently, the value of the NTFP sector and its role in poverty reduction for some needs to be added to the suite of strategies that governments, development agencies and NGOs consider when seeking to address poverty in the areas in which they operate.
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