Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


November 20, 2020

Expert group reflects on wild foods and biodiversity

Wild foods and biodiversity take center stage as the main themes of the third installment of the four-part discussion series organized by the SIANI Expert Group on Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihood. Last August 18, 2020, Dr. Denise Matias, a READ MORE »

November 4, 2020

Pelawans lead almaciga rainforestation in Brooke’s Point, Palawan

PALAWAN, Philippines—Pelawan youth and community leaders mobilized their community in planting more than 5,000 native trees last August 18 in Barangay Amas, Brooke’s Point, Palawan, Philippines. Twelve youth leaders from the Samahan ng mga Nagkakaisang Katutubong Kabataan (SNAKK) and five READ MORE »

October 20, 2020

Publications alert: Knowledge products and policy research on NTFPs in ASEAN region launched

NTFP-EP launched seven important knowledge products and policy research in its role in providing evidence-based policy support and recommendations as part of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) program. Among these are the Gap Analysis on READ MORE »


November 29, 2020

Courage in the face of struggles; hope in solidarity among Women Environmental Human Rights Defenders

Today, November 29, we recognize the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) around the world. According to the United Nations Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights, WHRDs are “both female human rights defenders, and any other human rights defenders who READ MORE »

October 15, 2020

Traditional Knowledge: What is it? (Part 3)

As mentioned in previous notes on this subject, traditional knowledge is something quite ‘popular’ as well as something recognized as necessary and needing promotion. The Convention on Biological Diversity gives it a prominent place as do many other institutions which READ MORE »

October 14, 2020

Adivasi Women in Zawar Mines in Rajasthan Reclaim the Rights to Their Resources

Lakshmi Devi (56), a Bhil Adivasi woman from Kanpur village in Udaipur district in Rajasthan has not been able to harvest a single grain from the three kilograms of pulses she sowed on her 2 acre farm this year. “Look 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."