The reviews, abstracts and bibliography presented in this paper form one output of a three year project to investigate the sustainability of small-scale production and trading activities based on non-timber forest products (NTFPs) that contribute to household incomes. Other components of this project include an examination of data from small-scale enterprise surveys in a number of countries in southern and eastern Africa; a household-based survey of income generating NTFP activities in the forest zone of southern Ghana and; a related study of small-scale woodworking enterprises in Ghana . The focus in this paper, as in the project, is on identifying which such enterprise activities are the most important, on assessing patterns of change in their composition and contributions, and on exploring the factors that help explain such change.
Tropical Forestry papers no. 31. 205pp. Oxford Forestry Institute. ISBN:0 85074 137 8.