For rural people, forests may provide the main source of cash income. This income does not come from wood harvesting only. Non-wood forest resources can often generate greater, more sustainable incomes than can be gained from the same land when used for agriculture or logging..

Burkina Faso: closeup of hand holding wild fruits
FAO photo by R. Faidutti

More photos in this series:
  • Viet Nam: women workers transporting tree seedlings in a smallholders´ nursery
  • Peru: buffalo grazing in the shade of dagame trees
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