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Investigating the role of rattan in development: CIFOR research into forest livelihood strategies and the dynamics of forest-related development projects in Indonesia

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Efforts to develop non-timber forest products such as rattan need to consider the dynamic socio-economic context. Changing opportunities and constraints will have an important influence on wether the development is successful and what impacts are achieved. CIFOR, a centre within the CGIAR Fund system, is researching this issue, focussing on a traditional rattan cultivation system in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The research is investigating the direction and implications of this change on small holder forest management and forest product use
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    Belcher, B.




    nontimber forest products, canes and rattans, research, social scientists



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