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The World Bank 2004
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Forest Cover in Relation to Poverty Madagascar
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Even though forests are often very
important to households, there is surprisingly
little knowledge on the actual
level of household forest income and
the role of such income in maintaining
livelihoods. The evidence regarding the role of
forests in allowing households to move
out of poverty is scant and mixed; there
are examples indicating that income
from forests allows households to accumulate
assets and escape poverty. However,
by way of contrast, figures from
Madagascar show that areas there with
high forest cover have low densities of
people but high poverty rates.