Nordic Journal of African Studies ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The fieldwork was funded through the travel grants provided by the Society of Finnish Professional Foresters (Metsänhoitajaliitto) and the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Joensuu. This article was completed with the financial support provided by the Academy of Finland in the form of the project Poverty alleviation and non-wood forest products: A comparative study in tropical and temperate forest context. The authors wish to thank Dr. Celeste Lacuna- Richman for her comments and Mark Richman who has revised the English language of the article.
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