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Perennialism and poverty reduction: knowledge strategies for tree and forest products

Poole, Nigel (2004) 'Perennialism and poverty reduction: knowledge strategies for tree and forest products.' Development Policy Review, 22 (1). pp. 49-74.

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Abstract

This article, which is both conceptual and a synthesis of the literature, considers the research component of poverty alleviation strategies for people whose livelihoods depend significantly on tree and forest resources. Two policy approaches are contrasted: enhancing the utilisation of indigenous tree species within the household and the local economy, and integrating tree and forest-dependent peoples into the wider economy by promoting the commercialisation of conventional tree crop production. It is argued that the discussion is relevant for other poor peoples who depend on perennial production systems, and that the conclusions contribute to the wider debate about remoteness, market access, decentralisation and targeting in policy formulation, and globalisation.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Financial and Management Studies > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
ISSN: 09506764
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1467-8659.2004.00238.x
Depositing User: Nigel Poole
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2009 12:22
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/6246

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