Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


February 10, 2020

Announcement: EXCEED CLAPS Vietnam postponed until further notice

In light of the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in several Asian countries, the hosts and co-organizers of EXCEED CLAPS Vietnam have agreed to postpone the training to a later date. The hosts and co-organizers take the safety READ MORE »

January 22, 2020

Bamboo and rattan experts collaborate on sustainable harvest protocols

BOGOR, Indonesia – Experts from across Southeast Asia came together to develop ASEAN guidelines for sustainable harvest and resource management protocols for rattan and bamboo last 15-16 January at Royal Hotel Bogor. The protocols workshop aimed to consolidate region-wide experiences READ MORE »


December 19, 2019

Indigenous peoples can help fight climate change, so why aren’t we letting them?

For most indigenous and local communities, nature and culture are inseparable. And for that reason alone, no other sector of society is more suited for caring and guarding key biodiversity and forest areas. Despite only comprising 5% of the global READ MORE »

September 18, 2019

Stories vs. Numbers: Data gaps and synergies in forest trade and markets

The market for forest products continues to grow given the changes in forest products value chains in the Asia-Pacific region. This holds true for both the non-timber and timber ‘worlds.’ Aside from the increasingly transnational nature of trade, the role 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."