Forests and poverty reduction

This FAO short paper makes the case for why forests are important in poverty reduction, especially for the 1.6 billion people who are dependent on forests for their livelihoods. It highlights the imporatance of forests to poor communities, for cooking and heating, medicine, shelter and clothing. It highlights how to prevent, mitigate, and reduce poverty through forestry-based interventions and therefore may be relevant to the design of programmes for community forest management and monitoring, including for REDD+ safeguards and implementation of the CBD.

Food and Agriculture Organisation
Resource type 
Policy and regional reports
International Forest Agenda/s