Tropical Forests and People Research Centre - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Tropical Forests and People Research Centre

To help forest-dependent people make better use of their forest resources to improve livelihoods and the environment.

Sun shining through the forest

Close to 1.6 billion people –more than 25% of the world's population –rely on forest resources for their livelihoods and most of them (1.2 billion) use trees on farms to generate food and cash. Moreover, many countries in the developing world draw on fuelwood to meet as much as 90% of energy requirements (FAO 2015).

4WD driving through rainforest
Research Areas

Profile page of the Tropical Forests and People Research Centre's areas of research

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Research Projects
The focus of our research is on community and smallholder forestry.