|About the Book|
Mushrooms constitute a major group of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) harvested by people worldwide. Wild edible fungi are collected for food in more than 80 countries (Pieroni et al. 2005). Research on NTFP harvesters suggests that people engage in these activities for a variety of reasons: to earn income, to meet subsistence needs, to maintain lifeways and a sense of identity, and to strengthen intergenerational ties.