Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

Primer on NTFPs in Cambodia

April 14, 2017

Most of the communities in Cambodia use non-timber forest products (NTFPs) as food sources (honey, mushrooms, nuts, wild fruit, edible leaves, wild potatoes, rattan and bamboo shoots), as medicines (honey and seeds) and as building materials (rattan and  bamboo) or materials for creating other products (resin).

The Law on Forestry and the Law on Protected Areas in Cambodia controls the use, harvest, transport, and to some extent, the commercialization of NTFPs by local communities living near forests and protected areas. This publication is a consolidation of the existing policies and regulations relevant to the use and management of NTFPs in the country, along with issues and recommendations to address such.