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STRYAMETS, Nataliya. Non-wood forest products for livelihoods. Bosque (Valdivia) []. 2012, 33, 3, pp.329-332. ISSN 0717-9200.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-92002012000300017.

Forests provide a diversity of non-wood forest products as a resource base for regional and rural development. The role of non-wood forest products differs in time and space. The aim of the study was to analyze the role of non-wood forest products in livelihoods, especially forest-dependent communities, in Ukraine and Sweden. 114 interviews with local stakeholders in two countries were done for this study. The results showed that (1) non-wood forest products have potential for economic rural development, (2) traditional practices of non-wood forest products utilization were retained and revived in Ukraine, (3) and were no longer economically but rather socially important for local people in Sweden. Non-wood forest products have great potential for sustainable rural development, as resources for economic development.

: sustainable forest management; sustainable rural development; sustainable livelihoods; Ukraine; Sweden.

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