Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


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

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 »

August 9, 2017

“What is a forest?” An International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples reflection

MANILA, Philippines – As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples today, NTFP-EP recognizes that while significant progress has been made in several countries in terms of recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples, READ MORE »

January 19, 2017

Food for Thought : NTFP-EP’s Regional Meeting at Kotagiri

KOTAGIRI, India – The Non-Timber Forest Products – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) held their regional meeting in Keystone in the beginning of January. Partner organisations came from Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and India came for the 3-day meeting, the last day of READ MORE »

January 11, 2017

Meet the Makers, meet Maya! :)

When I asked Maya why she wanted to join the Meet the Makers event she smiled and said “What I know is resource persons get certificates for imparting knowledge onto others. I’ve always wanted a certificate. I heard I’ll get READ MORE »

January 2, 2017

New Year greetings from NTFP-EP :)

Twenty years ago in 1996 the idea of cultivating a culture of exchange and mutual support and learning amongst like-minded people- and- forest warriors was born. From its infancy to a mature network, NTFP-EP has been a purveyor of treasures READ MORE »

December 5, 2016

Making the Megalithic Bark Cloth the Bada Valley way*

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Meet The Makers celebrates traditional craft through the event “Regeneration maintains Tradition” at Alun-Alun, Grand Indonesia from October 21 to November 2, 2016. Meet The Makers is an ongoing exhibition of “Craft as Art” organized by a READ MORE »

November 16, 2016

A trip to bountiful Bacolod

BACOLOD, Philippines – It all started during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) last February 2016 at Clark Pampanga, Philippines. Our host Ramon “Chinchin” Uy Jr. attended a few sessions in his capacity as one of the NTFP-EP Philippines Board of READ MORE »