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close this bookCommercialization of Non-Timber Forest Products in Amazonia (NRI, 1993, 26 p.)
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View the documentRubber and extractive reserves
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View the documentThe future of extractivism
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This research was funded by the Natural Resources and Environment Department of the Overseas Development Administration. However, the views and analysis do not necessarily represent those of either NRI or ODA. The author would like to thank Angus Hone and Clinton Green of NRI, and Nigel Sizer of Cambridge University, for their comments on an earlier version of this paper, and their general encouragement and advice, as well as David Cleary, also of Cambridge University, for his interest and information.

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