Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Editorial: Voices No. 7

May 28, 2004

This 7th issue of the bulletin ‘Voices from the Forest’ contains, next to the exchange news, agenda and the announcement of new publication, six articles compiled by various people who are, in one way or the other, involved in the NTFPs.

The titles of the articles included in this issue are as follow

– Inauguration of Keystone Campus
– Bastar to Philippines
– Local Regulations in Meratus Area
– The Highs and Lows of Crafts Marketing
– EU Market for Ornamental Products

The agenda already makes an announcement of an upcoming event, which was planned to take place in Puncak, Indonesia from April 20-22. In the meantime, this Regional Workshop on Value Addition in Community-Based NTFP Enterprise and Trade Strategies has already taken place and here we will give a short review on this meeting. A more elaborate article will follow in the next issue of Voices.

On the 19th of April, most of the participants gathered together in Cikipo, a day before the meeting would start. About 25 representatives from Vietnam, the Philippines, India, Indonesia and The Netherlands actively participated in the workshop on the 20th and 21st of April, while on the 22nd the whole group left for a field trip to a botanical garden and plant of Martina Berto. This field trip was organised by Ibu Nuning S. Barwa from the  Martha Tilaar Group. More in-depth information follows!

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