Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


May 25, 2021

Forest harvest forum to shed light on sustainable community enterprises, traditional products

Enterprises managed by rural and indigenous communities will take the spotlight for the inaugural Forest Harvest CBNE Forum taking place this 1-5 June to highlight their untapped potential in contributing to forest conservation and community well-being. Known as “community-based non-timber READ MORE »

May 25, 2021

NTFP-EP, CSO Forum to tackle customary tenure and FPIC at Mekong Regional Land Forum

NTFP-EP and the Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN (CSO Forum in ASEAN) will engage in several important plenary and breakout group sessions in the upcoming 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021 to be held on 26-27 READ MORE »

May 7, 2021

NEW PODCAST: #CommunitiesSpeak now available on Spotify

NTFP-EP Asia has launched a new podcast called #CommunitiesSpeak, a podcast hosted by the HIVE knowledge exchange and e-learning platform of the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme. The #CommunitiesSpeak Podcast started as a call to action led by the consortium READ MORE »


May 3, 2021

Reconnecting the individual in climate restoration

There is no debate regarding climate change: it’s real, it’s already happening at an alarming rate, and urgent action on an international scale is needed to mitigate its effects. But another debate divides the climate movement: do individual actions such READ MORE »

February 5, 2021

‘Nature-rich’ food systems

The current global and industrial food system is not only a major driver of deforestation and environmental destruction, it is also nature-poor. Nowadays, 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species. The greatly READ MORE »

February 4, 2021

The Malva Nut: Saving rural people’s lives

Laos sits at the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, with the Mekong River connecting all six and providing a lifeline for the entire basin. The Global Association for People and the Environment (GAPE) READ MORE »

What are NTFPs

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) are defined as "all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forest for human use."