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Translating local action into policy reforms in dryland Africa

Dry forests cover over 40 per cent of the African land mass and yield a range of products – timber, wood fuel, animal fodder, wild game, thatching grass, resins and much else – which are vitally important to the welfare of tens of millions of people. In many countries, forest-based enterprises provide over a third of all non-farm income in rural areas, but they could do much more to reduce rural poverty. A three-year project managed by CIFOR and funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) seeks to improve local livelihoods by encouraging forestbased enterprises in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Zambia.

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training in capacity building; Poverty Reduction

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http://www.cifor.org/publications/


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