Training Manual on Developing Joint BioTrade and REDD+ Projects. Biodiversity is the source of many products and services utilised by society and its sustainable use is thus fundamental for long·term sustainable development. Natural resources are located mainly in rural areas, where over 70 per cent of the world’s poor live and directly depend on these resources to cover 90 per cent of their needs in terms of food, fuel, medicine, shelter and transportation.
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