Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


February 24, 2021

REGISTER NOW: Linking Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Forest based Livelihoods – Towards an Outlook of Inclusive Food Systems in Asia to 2030

Registration to the virtual forum “Linking Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Forest based Livelihoods: Towards an Outlook of Inclusive Food Systems in Asia to 2030” is now open! All are welcome to join the virtual forum happening from 8-12 March 2021.  During READ MORE »

January 18, 2021

Fourth expert group discussion tackles wild foods and livelihoods

Drawing from the rich experiences of community partners from India and Indonesia on wild foods and their forest-based livelihood experiences, the SIANI Expert Group on Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihood held an online discussion about community-based livelihoods and wild foods READ MORE »

January 8, 2021

ASEAN adopts sustainable harvest guidelines, resource management protocols for NTFPs

The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) have adopted the ASEAN Guidelines for Sustainable Harvest and Resource Management Protocols for Selected Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) during its 42nd annual meeting last October 21, 2020. The guidelines serve as a READ MORE »


February 5, 2021

‘Nature-rich’ food systems

The current global and industrial food system is not only a major driver of deforestation and environmental destruction, it is also nature-poor. Nowadays, 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species. The greatly READ MORE »

February 4, 2021

The Malva Nut: Saving rural people’s lives

Laos sits at the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, with the Mekong River connecting all six and providing a lifeline for the entire basin. The Global Association for People and the Environment (GAPE) READ MORE »

February 3, 2021

Encounters with Bignay (Antidesma bunius)

Antidesma bunius is a fruit tree from the family Phyllanthaceae and commonly called Bignay in the Philippines. I first encountered Bignay in Los Banos, Laguna during a fieldwork class in Mt. Makiling. At that time, I did not know much 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."