Fisher, R.J., Schmidt K., Steenhof B. and Akenshaev N. Poverty and forestry: A case study of Kyrgyzstan with reference to other countries in West and Central Asia. LSP Working Paper 13, Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2004. ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/007/J2603E/J2603E00.pdf.
"This paper examines the existing and potential connections between rural people and forests in the Kyrgyz Republic, with the aim of developing an improved understanding of the role and potential role of the forestry sector in poverty reduction. While the paper focuses on Kyrgyzstan, the wider aim is to show, building on some of the experiences of Kyrgyzstan, how the connections between forests and poverty reduction might be explored in West and Central Asia more generally. In order to identify some possible similarities, the Section 8 briefly explores the situation in other parts of West and Central Asia."