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  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-wood forest products comprise a wide range of forest goods, providing traditional sources of food, fodder, fertilizer, fibre, medicine, organic construction materials and cultural products, as well as raw industrial materials, making valuable socio-economic, cultural and ecological contributions. This booklet describes how such products are used to meet basic subsistence needs, and the role they can play in income generation through local, ...

  • Associations in the emergent communities at the Amazon forest frontier, Mato Grosso

    Associations in the emergent communities at the Amazon forest frontier, Mato Grosso

    A broad arch of deforestation spans the lower Brazilian Amazon, cutting through the State of Mato Grosso. At the forest frontier, varied traditions of family farming are being adapted by migrant settlers of diverse origins. The forceful expansion of soybean plantations led by global markets is displacing family farms or incorportating them into out-growing schemes. Commodity plantations are pushing cattle ranching further into the forests. ...

  • Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Mixed crop-livestock farming. A review of traditional technologies based on literature and field experiences (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersLivestock play an important role in human society, and in mixed farming systems in particular. This document presents a sample of technologies for livestock keeping in rural mixed crop-livestock farming systems from different parts of the world, with emphasis on describing the livestock production systems in the traditional sector and identifying constraints. Suggestions for improving produ