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The Ecology and Management of Non-Timber Forest Resources


  • Peters, C.M.


Tropical forests contain an incredible diversity of fruit, nuts, oil seeds, latexes, resins, gums, spices, and medicinal plants of great potential economic value. This report summarizes the current state of knowledge on the ecology of these non-timber resources and outlines a series of management recommendations for their sustainable harvest.

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  • Peters, C.M., 1996. "The Ecology and Management of Non-Timber Forest Resources," Papers 322, World Bank - Technical Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:322

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    1. Kim, In-Ae & Trosper, Ronald L. & Mohs, Gordon, 2012. "Cultural uses of non-timber forest products among the Sts'ailes, British Columbia, Canada," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(C), pages 40-46.
    2. Stoian, Dietmar, 2005. "Making the Best of Two Worlds: Rural and Peri-Urban Livelihood Options Sustained by Nontimber Forest Products from the Bolivian Amazon," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(9), pages 1473-1490, September.

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    JEL classification:

    • Q20 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - General
    • Q30 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - General


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