Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


January 19, 2022

Forest camp for indigenous, local youth held online

Indigenous and local youth campers from Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam gathered for the first virtual regional forest camp last December 11, 2021 and January 8, 2022. Through the event, the youth participants identified their aspirations, visions and proposed READ MORE »

January 12, 2022

AFOCO, NTFP-EP Asia ink 5-year cooperation deal

NTFP-EP Asia and the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFOCO) formally signed a memorandum of understanding expressing mutual commitment for institutional and project cooperation in a virtual ceremony held last January 11, 2022. The agreement is consistent with multilateral cooperation among READ MORE »

January 11, 2022

NTFP-EP launches e-poster series on FHCM

The NTFP-EP and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity have launch e-posters on the Forest Harvest Collective Mark this January to promote awareness for the evolving community forestry label. Forest Harvest is a collective mark initiated by NTFP-EP and its partners 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 »

September 9, 2021

Continuing the work on forest foods and wild foods

Work in the nursery for wild food plants are on-going. Wild food plants have been raised or cultivated in the nursery from seed and are housed at the Adukkam Resource Centre. These include the very little known plants Olax scandens and Cansjhera rheedii, as well as some bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus). Some of these food plants are 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 »

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."