chapter  27
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Social issues by Alan R Pierce

Timber-oriented forestry programmes typical of most academic, government and research institutions have given scant attention to non-timber forest products. The very terms used to describe the field of study encompassing forest fruits, nuts, resins, exudates, medicinal plants and fungi are illustrative: minor, secondary, special, alternative and non-timber/nonwood forest products all convey a dismissive tone.