FAO Forestry Paper 149

Better forestry, less poverty

A practitioner's guide

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2006

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Cover photographs:
Clockwise from top left: FAO/CFU000117/R. Faidutti; FAO/FO-5166/J. Carle;
FAO/FO-5307/J.L. Blanchez; FAO/FO-5199/J.Carle


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Foreword (Download - 54 KB)
Acronyms (Download - 44 KB)
Boxes, Tables & Figures (Download - 44 KB)

Chapter 1. Introduction (Download - 41 KB)

Chapter 2. Poverty, livelihoods and poverty reduction (Download - 75 KB)
Recognizing and addressing poverty
Livelihood assets: five categories of capital
Poverty indicators and categories of poor people
Poverty reduction

Chapter 3. Preparing the way: incorporating poverty issues into forestry (Download - 69 KB )
Key elements in forestry that help to reduce poverty
Weighing risks in decision-making
An agenda for action
Adapting interventions to local contexts

Chapter 4. Facilitating local income generation (Download - 83 KB)
Processing to add value
Market analysis and development to assist small-scale enterprises

Chapter 5. Forestry interventions to reduce poverty (Download - 133 KB)
How natural forests can better contribute to livelihoods and poverty reduction
How planted forests can better contribute to livelihoods and poverty reduction
Non-wood forest products
Fire management

Chapter 6. Linking national policies and programmes to local needs (Download - 119 KB)
National forest programmes
Poverty reduction strategies
Forest law enforcement
Forestry outlook studies
Forest financing
Payment for environmental services

Chapter 7. Monitoring and assessing progress in reducing poverty through forestry interventions
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Measuring poverty using diet and nutritional data
Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management
Monitoring progress

Bibliography (Download - 72 KB)

Suggested reading (Download - 67 KB)

Selected Web resources (Download - 38 KB)