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Harnessing NTFPs for the green economy: The potential of non-timber forest products in the Southeast Asian region

 
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2012 NTFP-EP Annual Report
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Products made from non-timber forest resources by indigenous artisans around the Philippines.


 

A view from within:   
the forest and its resources from a community perspective  



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The Indian gooseberry or amla, is used for pickles and preserves in India       What NTFP is that?
Food, materials for crafts, building materials, medicine, and rituals … these are just a few uses of non-timber forest products. NTFPs are "all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human use."

Learn more about specific NTFPs upon which communities across the region rely on for their livelihoods as well as to sustain their traditions. Search our NTFP database, a collaborative project of the partners of NTFP-EP. Enter the database here.

 



Job Announcement: NTTFP-EP Cambodia Country Director

NTFP-EP Cambodia invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Country Director

 

The Country Director for NTFP-EP Cambodia is a member of the Asia regional management team and is lead representative for the NTFP-EP Asia branch in Cambodia. H/she must be a Cambodia national. The postholder shall lead the country management team; h/she shall coordinate and manage the country programme with an estimated annual budget of $1.1M for years 2015-2017. H/She will manage the timely planning and reporting of the country programme and different projects within it, and shall coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of the programme. The Country Director ensures the over-all programme and financial accountability to NTFP-EP Asia and its donors and partners. The Country Director will also undertake networking, stakeholder engagement and manage partner relations and capacity building and projects support. The position is country programme focused – with active strategic engagements in NTFP-EP Asia regional initiatives. 



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  PARARA: Envisioning an eco-fair archipelago

This Papuan song, sung during a traditional ceremony in offering to the heavens, was the opening number of the PARARA Festival. Young Papuan elementary school children, with wide eyed expectation to see the Jakarta they only read about in school books, were on stage performing like they had done it a hundred times before. They were confident, clear and proud to share the new knowledge from a Papuan school making sure they wouldn’t forget the traditional knowledge of their people. Yadupa, an indigenous Papuan organization, had brought the 25 children to Jakarta for the PARARA Festival, a festival that celebrates traditional cultural expressions such as woven fabrics, baskets, and other bounties that mother earth and other descendents have left the people of indonesia.

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  Philippine weaving traditions featured in 12th Annual International Folk Art Market

When it comes to handwoven textile production in the Philippines, the process is a slow and tedious one. From harvesting crops from which fiber for weaving will be stripped, to knotting and tying each

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What is the NTFP Exchange Programme?

We are a collaborative network of non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations in South and Southeast Asia. We work with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in sustainable management of natural resources. Over the years, the NTFP-EP has grown into a dynamic network, with over 40 partner organisations and major contacts in India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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