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close this bookCommercialization of Non-Timber Forest Products in Amazonia (NRI, 1993)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentRubber and extractive reserves
View the documentOther extractive products
View the documentImpact of commercialization
View the documentThe future of extractivism
View the documentResearch and development priorities
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Glossary

Aviamento

Credit and marketing system where goods are supplied on credit and paid for in extractive products, mainly rubber and Brazil nuts

Caboclos

Indigenous river people

Campesinos

Small farmers

Castanhais

Brazil nut groves

Castanhales

Estates

Castanheiros

Brazil nut gatherers

Colonos

Colonizers

Ejidos

Land reform co-operatives (Mexico)

Fob

Free on board

Fundo

Farm

Garimpeiros

Gold prospectors

Hylea

Amazon Basin

Nordestinos

Northerners

Patrao

Merchant

Patrones

Merchants

RibereƱos

River-dwellers (Bolivia)

Ribeirinhos

Indigenous river people

Seringal

Rubber estate

Seringueros

Rubber tappers

Swidden

Traditional forest farming practice including 'slash and burn'.

Terra firme forest

Forest not subject to flooding

Varzea

Seasonally flooded forest