000013545 001__ 13545
000013545 037__ $$a4546
000013545 041__ $$aEnglish
000013545 100__ $$aSah, R. P.
000013545 100__ $$aRasul, G.
000013545 100__ $$aKarki, M.
000013545 245__ $$aThe role of non-timber forest products in poverty reduction in India: Prospects and problems
000013545 260__ $$c2008
000013545 260__ $$b
            
000013545 490__ $$aAbstract
000013545 507__ $$aMFOLL
000013545 507__ $$aMadhav Karki ICIMOD Staff
000013545 520__ $$aThe vast natural resources of India’s forests, including non-timber forest products (NTFPs), such as medicinal and aromatic plants, leaves, fruits, seeds, resins, gums, bamboos, and canes, offer employment that provides up to half the income of about 25 per cent of the country’s rural labour force. However, poor harvesting practices and over-exploitation in the face of increasing market demand are threatening the sustainability of these resources, and thus the livelihoods of forest-dependent tribal communities. This article analyses the role of NTFPs in livelihoods-improvement initiatives and considers recent initiatives intended to enhance their conservation and sustainable management. It recommends policies to optimise the potential of NTFPs, both to support rural livelihoods and to contribute to India’s social, economic, and environmental well-being.
000013545 653__ $$acommunity
000013545 653__ $$aconservation
000013545 653__ $$aenvironment
000013545 653__ $$aincome
000013545 653__ $$aIndia
000013545 653__ $$alivelihood
000013545 653__ $$anatural resources
000013545 653__ $$anon-timber forest product (NTFP)
000013545 653__ $$apolicy
000013545 653__ $$apoverty
000013545 653__ $$asustainable management
000013545 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013545 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000013545 650__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000013545 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000013545 650__ $$aForests and forestry
000013545 650__ $$aConservation
000013545 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000013545 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000013545 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000013545 691__ $$aMountain people/cultures
000013545 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000013545 691__ $$aForests and forestry
000013545 691__ $$aConservation
000013545 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000013545 773__ $$pDevelopment in Practice, Volume 18, No 6, November 2008: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a904517955
000013545 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/13545/files/4546.pdf
000013545 980__ $$aARTICLE