Non-Timber Forest Products in the Global Context

  • Sheona Shackleton
  • Charlie Shackleton
  • Patricia Shanley

Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction: Non-timber Forest Products in the Global Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charlie Shackleton, Claudio O. Delang, Sheona Shackleton, Patricia Shanley
      Pages 3-21
    3. Erin Sills, Patricia Shanley, Fiona Paumgarten, Jenne de Beer, Alan Pierce
      Pages 23-51
  3. Multiple Roles and Values of Non-timber Forest Products

  4. Systems for Sustainable Management of Non-timber Forest Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Manuel R. Guariguata, Carmen García-Fernández, Robert Nasi, Douglas Sheil, Cristina Herrero-Jáuregui, Peter Cronkleton et al.
      Pages 171-188
    3. Terry C. H. Sunderland, Ousseynou Ndoye, Susan Harrison-Sanchez
      Pages 209-224
  5. Building on the Opportunities Offered by Non-timber Forest Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Sarah A. Laird, Rachel Wynberg, Rebecca J. McLain
      Pages 227-253
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-285

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, global synthesis of current knowledge on the potential and challenges associated with the multiple roles, use, management and marketing of non-timber forest products (NTFPs).  There has been considerable research and policy effort surrounding NTFPs over the last two and half decades. The book explores the evolution of sentiments regarding the potential of NTFPs in promoting options for sustainable multi-purpose forest management, income generation and poverty alleviation. Based on a critical analysis of the debates and discourses it employs a systematic approach to present a balanced and realistic perspective on the benefits and challenges associated with NTFP use and management within local livelihoods and landscapes, supported with case examples from both the southern and northern hemispheres. This book covers the social, economic and ecological dimensions of NTFPs and closes with an examination of future prospects and research directions.


forest products livelihoods non-timber forest products small-scale forest enterprises sustainable forest management

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheona Shackleton
    • 1
  • Charlie Shackleton
    • 2
  • Patricia Shanley
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Environmental ScienceRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Dept. Environmental ScienceRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Forestry Research (CIFOR)Center for InternationalBogorIndonesia

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