HighlightsNotes 2.2. Small and Medium Enterprises and Forest Activity
Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation
Forests contribute to the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people. Forests and the forest products industry are a source of economic growth and employment, with the value of global forest products traded internationally reaching US$270 billion, of which developing countries account for 20 percent and more.