Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


June 15, 2022

Human rights-based approach key to addressing biodiversity, climate crises — advocates

Article written and published originally by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Under the key theme “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests”, the fifteenth World Forestry Congress, held from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Korea, provided a READ MORE »

June 3, 2022

247 IPLCs endorse Api-Api Declaration at 2nd Asia Parks Congress

(This article was originally posted by the ICCA Consortium) KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA—Two hundred forty-seven representatives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities gathered in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for the 2nd Asia Parks Congress, from 24-29 May 2022, endorsed the Api-Api Declaration. They READ MORE »

May 16, 2022

Indigenous delegation from Borneo expects Dutch government to suspend Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme

This article was originally published on The Borneo Project. (THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigenous delegation from Malaysia is currently in the Netherlands to speak to the Dutch government about suspending its endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS. READ MORE »


June 6, 2022

Rattan is back with a quality mark, but does that make your chair sustainable?

This article was originally written in Dutch by Onno Havermans and published at Trouw. Rattan, popular in the 1960s and 1970s, is making a comeback. As a natural product from the rainforest, it it’ usually assumed to be sustainable. But READ MORE »

March 21, 2022

#IDOF2022: Participation of community voices key to sustaining our forests

When it comes to protecting biodiversity and ensuring climate stability, this cannot be overstated: forests are vital. They are the home to millions of indigenous peoples that rely on forests for sustenance, shelter and income. But economic activities such as READ MORE »

October 6, 2021

Thoughts on the ASEAN Forest Honey Producers Consultation and Collective Labelling Discussion

How doth the little busy beeImprove each shining hour,And gather honey all the dayFrom every opening flower!How skillfully she builds her cell!How neat she spreads the wax!And labors hard to store it wellWith the sweet food she makes. — Excerpt 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."