Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

SIANI Expert Group Discussion Series: An introductory discussion with the expert group

June 18, 2020

June 30, 3:30 PM (GMT+8)
via Zoom

This is the first discussion in a 4-part series on wild foods, biodiversity and livelihood which will run from June up to September 2020. In this session, the expert group and its dialogue partners will convene to level off on the definition of wild foods and begin the series with a discussion on the context and pressing issues that surround wild foods today.

Co-authors of the new book published by the NTFP Exchange Programme, “Wild Tastes in Asia: Coming Home to the Forest for Food,” Madhu Ramnath and Dr. Ramon Razal, will lead the session.  Joining them are the rest of the expert group members and dialogue partners from SIANI, SSNC, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Institute for Social Ecological Research, Last Forest Enterprises, Tenure Facility,  ICCA Consortium, Southern Institute of Ecology, PASD, Cambodia Indigenous Women Working Group, the NTFP Exchange Programme and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.


Madhu Ramnath is the Coordinator of NTFP-EP India. He has been immersed in the subject of barefoot ecology and wild forest foods in Asia and is learning more about traditional cultivated plants.


Dr. Ramon Razal is Professor and former Dean of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), College of Forestry and Natural Resources, where he teaches non-timber forest products and other forest products utilization courses. He also served as President of the National Research Council of the Philippines (2018-2020).