Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


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

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 »

March 27, 2018

Webinars on Community Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA, Philippines – As NTFP-EP is proudly launching HIVE, its new e-learning platform, we’re opening the second quarter of the year with a series of webinars designed to build capacity on how local and indigenous communities can use existing tools READ MORE »

March 8, 2018

Honoring women who brought life to the world through weaving

MANILA, Philippines – Across the region and all over the world, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) today as a reminder to Press for Progress. The struggles of the indigenous peoples in asserting their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms READ MORE »

February 19, 2018

Within the world of food collection

SEVERAL years ago an argument broke out at a shrine in the village where I lived and where we had brought the bear that had been killed on the hunt. Someone wanted a claw of the dead animal and had READ MORE »

August 10, 2017

From Close Quarters: Protecting an Adivasi Culture the State Wants to Destroy

The unrest in and around Bastar is fundamentally about respect, dignity and trust in our behaviour towards other people. When there is no longer any violence, there is no need for help Therefore you should not demand help, but abolish READ MORE »