Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


May 16, 2022

Indigenous delegation from Borneo expects Dutch government to suspend Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme

This article was originally published on The Borneo Project. (THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigenous delegation from Malaysia is currently in the Netherlands to speak to the Dutch government about suspending its endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS. READ MORE »

May 13, 2022

NGOs demand Malaysian Timber Certification Council acknowledge certification scheme’s shortcomings and take action

This story was originally published on The Borneo Project. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) attends the members’ meeting for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) International this week, a group READ MORE »

May 4, 2022

#CommunitiesSpeak: NTFP-EP, AIPP, AFA forward indigenous voices at World Forestry Congress

At the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea a consortium of three organizations is taking the initiative to ensure that #WorldForestVoices include those of indigenous and local communities. #CommunitiesSpeak is an advocacy agenda that weaves together the voices READ MORE »


March 21, 2022

#IDOF2022: Participation of community voices key to sustaining our forests

When it comes to protecting biodiversity and ensuring climate stability, this cannot be overstated: forests are vital. They are the home to millions of indigenous peoples that rely on forests for sustenance, shelter and income. But economic activities such as READ MORE »

October 6, 2021

Thoughts on the ASEAN Forest Honey Producers Consultation and Collective Labelling Discussion

How doth the little busy beeImprove each shining hour,And gather honey all the dayFrom every opening flower!How skillfully she builds her cell!How neat she spreads the wax!And labors hard to store it wellWith the sweet food she makes. — Excerpt READ MORE »

September 9, 2021

Continuing the work on forest foods and wild foods

Work in the nursery for wild food plants are on-going. Wild food plants have been raised or cultivated in the nursery from seed and are housed at the Adukkam Resource Centre. These include the very little known plants Olax scandens and Cansjhera rheedii, as well as some bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus). Some of these food plants are 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."