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Forest-based livelihoods and poverty reduction: paths from local to global development

Roda, J., Mutamba, M., Campbell, Bruce M. and Kowero, G. (2005). Forest-based livelihoods and poverty reduction: paths from local to global development. In Mery, G., Alfaro, R. I., Kanninen, M. and Lobovikov, M.(Ed.), Forests in the Global Balance: Changing Paradigms. Vienna: IUFRO. (pp. 75-96).

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IRMA ID A00002xPUB3
Author Roda, J.
Mutamba, M.
Campbell, Bruce M.
Kowero, G.
Title of Chapter Forest-based livelihoods and poverty reduction: paths from local to global development
Title of Book Forests in the Global Balance: Changing Paradigms
Place of Publication Vienna
Publisher IUFRO
Publication Year 2005
Series IUFRO World Series Vol. 17
Edition 1
Editor Mery, G.
Alfaro, R. I.
Kanninen, M.
Lobovikov, M.
ISBN 9783901347559   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 75
End Page 96
Total Pages 22
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
1402 - Applied Economics
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract The central role of forests in rural livelihoods, especially for the poor and the marginalized, suggests that when exploited to full potential these resources could facilitate rural poverty alleviation. However, this is constrained by the factors that characterize the poor, including low levels of education, low levels of asset holding, poor health, lack of power and opportunities to be heard, weak local institutions and unfavourable institutional frameworks. In some areas, forests have lifted rural people out of poverty by enabling significant income generation, mobilization of savings, capital accumulation, and asset-building. This chapter highlights promising opportunities for forest-based poverty alleviation, and the prerequisites for their exploitation. Much of the evidence suggests that sustained welfare gains for the great majority of forest dependent people will require broader macro-level investments beyond forests and natural resources. Multi-scale, integrated and holistic development approaches will be needed to achieve poverty alleviation at the scale of the Millennium Development Goals.
 
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