Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


March 2, 2018

Twenty extraordinary years of NTFP-EP

MANILA, Philippines – In 1989, the Netherlands Committee for IUCN (NC-IUCN) conducted one of the pioneer comprehensive field-level surveys on the economic and ecological role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Southeast Asia. The groundbreaking publication by de Beer and READ MORE »

February 19, 2018

Yam harvest in Kudhraiyar nursery

TAMIL NADU, India – About 2-2.5 years ago several species of yams were sown in the Kudhraiyar nursery of the Palni Hills Conservation Council in Tamil Nadu. The yams were from several parts of central India (Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil READ MORE »


March 8, 2018

Honoring women who brought life to the world through weaving

MANILA, Philippines – Across the region and all over the world, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) today as a reminder to Press for Progress. The struggles of the indigenous peoples in asserting their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms READ MORE »

February 19, 2018

Within the world of food collection

SEVERAL years ago an argument broke out at a shrine in the village where I lived and where we had brought the bear that had been killed on the hunt. Someone wanted a claw of the dead animal and had 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."