Fig. 1. Analytical framework for assessing the impact of NTFP commercialization on livelihoods. According to the DFID livelihood framework (see text), five types of capital asset are required to support livelihoods (natural, physical, social, human, financial), which are represented here as a pentagon. Availability of these assets before commercialization is influenced by a range of environmental, political, and socioeconomic factors. The process of NTFP commercialization results in a change in the availability of capital assets, which determines the impact on livelihoods.