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Corporate-Community Agreements for Commercializing Non Timber Forest Products in the Brazilian Amazon

The Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil evaluated the motivations, opportunities, problems, and consequences of trade partnerships or agreements established between forest communities and corporations, for the commercialization of non-timber forest products (NTFPs).  

Ongoing corporate-community partnerships at both the community and corporate level were examined, as well as policies that could prompt beneficial impacts while mitigating those detrimental to communities and forests.

Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.