Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

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Read up on commentaries and perspectives on issues on forests and peoples around Asia.

June 30, 2019

Ensuring quality and value through empowering community enterprise initiatives in the forest products trade in the Asia-Pacific Region #APFW2019

Community forestry enterprises have proven to contribute significantly in raising rural incomes and improving food security. In their analysis, the Program on Forests (PROFOR) in 2018 highlighted that at the global level, it is estimated that small and medium-sized enterprises READ MORE »

June 30, 2019

Actions by producing/processing and consumer countries to regulate timber legality #APFW2019

The link between the supply and demand-sides’ measures for the legality and sustainability of the forest products trade remains to be an inextricable component to ensure the sustainability of the forestry sector. All over the Asia-Pacific region, efforts undertaken by READ MORE »

June 30, 2019

Situation and trends in forest products trade #APFW2019

There is vast potential for timber sector to learn from NTFP experiences working with SMEs/communities; and for NTFP producers to benefit from experience of timber sector with legality assurance systems/information collection and management. There is also potential for sustainable NTFP READ MORE »

June 30, 2019

Are we lagging in forest governance? #APFW2019

Meaningful engagement of CSOs, local communities, and indigenous peoples is a key ingredient to successful forest governance. There have been numerous researches and case studies that support this key message. With certain Asian national governments taking a right-wing stance in READ MORE »

April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019: Strengthening the participation of women in protecting the world’s species

“All living things have an intrinsic value, and each plays a unique role in the complex web of life.” In an unprecedented manner, human activity is directly linked to the destruction and rapid reduction of fauna and flora on Earth. READ MORE »

March 8, 2019

The case of many Shiela’s

In 2014, NTFP-EP conducted a study on the dietary patterns along with their use of traditional recipes using ingredients that can be gathered from their forests, conducting health checks along the way. As we gathered information on vital signs, we also READ MORE »

January 15, 2019

EXCEEDing expectations: Transforming realities through livelihoods

Ms. Khin Nyo met some NTFP-EP staff for the first time when she attended the EXCEED training in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2017.  Back then, she had only been a few weeks in her position as the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) READ MORE »

July 17, 2018

Farewell, Dr. Taghi Farvar

MANILA, Philippines – We mourn the passing of Dr. Taghi Farvar, President of the ICCA Consortium. As a relentless leader, his passion has given a strong voice to indigenous peoples and local communities around the globe. Dr. Farvar has left READ MORE »