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Changing contribution of forests to livelihoods: evidence fromDaxi Village, Zhejiang Province, China

The role of forests I rural development is much debated in literature. This paper draws on official historical and field survey information of 92 households in a montane forest village in East China. Forest management has moved from a focus on forest production centred on bamboo to a multipurpose one in which conservation to promote tourism. However bamboo remains the main income source with different products added to the portfolio of upper and lower income farmers as they move along the development ladder.

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