Income from wild products is only a part of the environmental income equation. Agricultural income is just as crucial. Only when income from agriculture is combined with the income from wild products do we begin to get a clear idea of how important ecosystem goods and services are as a source of rural livelihoods.
A study of households (rich and poor) in the Masvingo Province in southeastern Zimbabwe provides a good example of how agricultural income complements wild income and how it compares with other income sources such as wages and remittances. As Figure 2.2 Household Income By Source, Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe shows, agricultural income