|Abstract||Tropical forest margins are key sources of forest goods (products such as timber, food, and fuelwood). Despite their importance, little is known about the quantities produced or how they contribute to either local livelihoods or national economies. The Alternatives to Slash-and-Burn (ASB) programme is conducting an assessment of trends in the production, use, and value of ecosystem goods in tropical forest margins.
Partners from benchmark sites in Cameroon, Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines have joined the Global Coordination Team in Nairobi for an ASB Goods Assessment Workshop (4-7 October 2004). The purpose of this workshop was to identify major farm and forest products, and set a structural framework for quantifying key trends in their use.