Forestry and Livelihoods: Is there a Future? An FAO Perspective

Given the large number of people in both developed and developing countries who rely on forest products and services for subsistence and income, forestry plays a big part in securing sustainable livelihoods. Thus FAO is placing greater emphasis on linking livelihoods, poverty alleviation and food security in its forestry program of work. Although not a panacea, the contributions of forests and trees outside forests to achieving the Millennium Development Goals could be significant, especially if the sector were more fully integrated into wider national development strategies.

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Aug 16 2005
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