PROFOR-IUCN Poverty-Forest Tool Kit

"An estimated 1.2 billion people rely on forests for some part of their livelihoods. However, the importance of forests is often overlooked in national development processes such as poverty reduction strategies due to inadequate evidence documenting how forests sustain the poor.

Preparing the palm nuts, Nrakrom village, Ghana Photo: Agni Boedhihartono / IUCN

To build better knowledge on this critical relationship, PROFOR developed a “Poverty-Forests Linkages Toolkit” to facilitate relevant data collection and analysis. The Toolkit was created in partnership with CIFOR, IUCN, ODI, and Winrock International, on the basis of case studies in Guinea, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Mexico and Tanzania.

The toolkit is available online, along with a synthesis of six case studies about forests and poverty..."

 

Work area: 
Forests
Forests
Livelihoods
Locally Controlled Forests
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