Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


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 »

October 8, 2020

Expert Group examines wild foods and tenure rights

The second discussion of the SIANI Expert Group on Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihood tackling wild foods and its relation to customary tenure, traditional food systems and knowledge took place last July 28 via Zoom video conferencing. Dr. Jeremy Ironside, READ MORE »

September 14, 2020

DONATE NOW: Campaign to train 10 Adivasi youth on forest foods in India launched

NTFP-EP invites donors to crowdfund US$5,000 this September to support and train 10 Adivasi youth on forest foods in India through the GlobalGiving Accelerator campaign. The project will support 10 youth from Tamil Nadu to undergo training in the 1st 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 »

September 30, 2020

Traditional Knowledge: What is it? (Part 2)

When one asks what traditional knowledge is, it is usually meant as a ‘functional’ term, and what it entails is assumed to be names and uses of the flora and fauna of a region, their status and distribution, etc. It’s 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."