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The value of forests to world food security

Using information on the contribution and value of forests to world food security this paper assesses the role of forests and non timber products in the food system of developing countries. Over 300 million people earn a part or all of they livelihood and food from forests. About USD90 billion in NTFPs are harvested each year. Forests also protected land, water and biological resources and help maintain productivity of agricultural and environment systems.

Author(s): 
Pimentel, D., McNair, M., Buck, L., Pimental, M. and Kamil, J.
Source: 
Human Ecology
Volume etc.: 
25, 1, 91-120
Year published: 
1997