Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


July 16, 2020

What’s your wild food story? Contribute to our online campaign!

Let the world know about your connection with indigenous food, biodiversity and livelihoods! We are inviting indigenous people, local communities, support groups and other organizations working with sustainability from South and Southeast Asia to contribute stories and reflections about wild READ MORE »

July 11, 2020

Expert group discusses wild food and related matters

Members of the SIANI Expert Group on Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihood held an introductory discussion last June 30 via Zoom video conferencing. Madhu Ramnath, the main speaker, introduced wild foods as the centerpiece of the expert group’s initiatives. As READ MORE »


April 22, 2020

Earth Day and our Indigenous Peoples

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day movement since its origin in 1970, and this year’s theme centers on climate action. The theme is timely but challenging. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting countries in all continents, most if READ MORE »

March 13, 2020

The woman guarding a forest

Life has depended on nature for generations, yet its destruction continues unabated. Even though we know that forests provide us with plenty of food reserves, many people have been doing destructive activities and tools in harvesting forest products. We need to look after it, for the sake of the future generations.

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."