These insights into the four dimensions of the miombo woodland/rural people interface in Malawi help us to consider future forestry policies and development efforts in the following ways;
Can forest product based enterprises be boosted so that incomes for the rural poor can increase?
Can woodlands be maintained so that those with little disposable income can still obtain the products they need to sustain themselves and their way of life?
Can woodlands be maintained so that access to essential services, such as year long supplies of clean water, can be assured?
Recently there has been a growing interest in natural...