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The Contribution of Farm Forestry to Rural Livelihoods: A case study from Eastern Gujarat

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In Gujarat, India, the author found that people had benefitted greatly from the Sadguru Water and Development Foundation social forestry project; farmers chose eucalyptus to plant on marginal private fields, which then provided a new income source, insurance against contingencies, timber for home use and self-sufficiency in fuel. The latter has the important side-effect of releasing large amounts of dung for use as a fertiliser. Underlying much of the success of the project was the absence of state regulations on the cutting and transport of eucalyptus trees

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