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Potentials of non-timber forest products in enhancing the ecological status of tropical forest plantations

O.Y. Ogunsanwo
A.C. Adetogun


The shortcomings of the tropical forest plantations in meeting the ecological demands of the tropical environment prompted research into strategies for a way out. This paper examines the possibility of introducing some biological component of the natural forest, especially non-timber forest products (NTFPS) into the plantation in order to raise its biodiversity, as well also enhancing the economic status of dependents on the natural forest for their livelihood. The implication of this strategy on sustainable management of the tropical forest resources was discussed.

[JEXT Vol.2(1) 2001: 10-15]

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