How many people globally “depend” on NTFPs (or “use” them or “trade” them)?

Yahia Omar ADAM


The objective of this paper was to investigate whether the existing estimates on NTFPs users and/or traders are accurate and calculated using reliable method, if so, to calculate new estimates based on the latest information. The results showed that the existing numbers in the literature are "guesstimates" and are not based on robust calculation method(s). The study concluded that there are ‘no reliable global 'figures on NTFP users and/or traders. Therefore, the researchers have to stop citing such figures in their future works. Further research is needed to address an important gap in the literature on reliable number of NTFPs users and/or traders.

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