Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

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January 19, 2017

Food for Thought : NTFP-EP’s Regional Meeting at Kotagiri

KOTAGIRI, India – The Non-Timber Forest Produce-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) held their regional meeting in Keystone in the beginning of January. Partner organisations came from Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and India came for the 3-day meeting, the last day of which coincided READ MORE »

January 11, 2017

Meet the Makers, meet Maya! :)

When I asked Maya why she wanted to join the Meet the Makers event she smiled and said “What I know is resource persons get certificates for imparting knowledge onto others. I’ve always wanted a certificate. I heard I’ll get READ MORE »

January 2, 2017

New Year greetings from NTFP-EP :)

Twenty years ago in 1996 the idea of cultivating a culture of exchange and mutual support and learning amongst like-minded people- and- forest warriors was born. From its infancy to a mature network, NTFP-EP has been a purveyor of treasures READ MORE »

December 5, 2016

Making the Megalithic Bark Cloth the Bada Valley way*

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Meet The Makers celebrates traditional craft through the event “Regeneration maintains Tradition” at Alun-Alun, Grand Indonesia from October 21 to November 2, 2016. Meet The Makers is an ongoing exhibition of “Craft as Art” organized by a READ MORE »

November 16, 2016

A trip to bountiful Bacolod

BACOLOD, Philippines – It all started during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) last February 2016 at Clark Pampanga, Philippines. Our host Ramon “Chinchin” Uy Jr. attended a few sessions in his capacity as one of the NTFP-EP Philippines Board of READ MORE »

September 1, 2016

E Alu Pu (Moving Forward Together)

OAHU, Hawaii – E Alu Pū is a network of community-based, grassroots groups and families from around Hawaiʻi who work together to improve and accelerate their efforts to care for the lands and the waters of their places.  In 2002, Uncle READ MORE »

August 29, 2016

Merdi Sihombing launches his latest collection using handwoven eco-textiles

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Indonesian fashion industry is becoming increasingly involved in supporting the development of environmentally friendly products. As a firm believer of the same advocacy, famous fashin designer Merdi Sihombing  launched a new collection made ​​from sustainable materials. Meanwhile, Director READ MORE »

August 2, 2016

“Vaazhga!”: EXCEED opens again with a warm Tamil welcome

KOTAGIRI, India – An enthusiastic group of 20 EXCEED participants from 6 different countries had a taste of the warm Tamil welcome in the chilly Blue Mountains of the Nilgiris. EXCEED: The NTFP Academy is the training and advisory arm of the READ MORE »