This paper describes how government policies and institutions during the last thirty years in the eastern coastal state of Orissa (India) have affected forest dwellers’ livelihoods based on collection of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). It also suggests policy measures that will help in improving forest dwellers’ access to and income from NTFPs.
Saxena, N.C. Livelihood Diversification and Non-Timber Forest Products in Orissa: Wider Lessons on the Scope for Policy Change? Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (2003) 69 pp. ISBN 0 85003 682 8 [Working Paper 223]