Chapter 30

The Role of Tree Domestication in Value Chain Development

This chapter was previously published in Leakey, R.R.B., van Damme, P., 2014. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 23, 116–126, with permission of Taylor & Francis


Internationally, there is interest in increasing the trade in “green” market products, such as organic, fair trade, reduction of forest degradation for reduced deforestation and mitigation of climate change, and environmental goods and services. This crucially needs to be extended to the many poor, hungry and marginalized smallholder farmers in developing countries. In this context, agroforestry tree domestication has made great progress over the last 20 years, especially in Africa with the emergence of many new ...

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