Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


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

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 »

September 1, 2016

E Alu Pu (Moving Forward Together)

OAHU, Hawaii – E Alu Pū is a network of community-based, grassroots groups and families from around Hawaiʻi who work together to improve and accelerate their efforts to care for the lands and the waters of their places.  In 2002, Uncle READ MORE »

August 29, 2016

Merdi Sihombing launches his latest collection using handwoven eco-textiles

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Indonesian fashion industry is becoming increasingly involved in supporting the development of environmentally friendly products. As a firm believer of the same advocacy, famous fashin designer Merdi Sihombing  launched a new collection made ​​from sustainable materials. Meanwhile, Director READ MORE »

August 2, 2016

“Vaazhga!”: EXCEED opens again with a warm Tamil welcome

KOTAGIRI, India – An enthusiastic group of 20 EXCEED participants from 6 different countries had a taste of the warm Tamil welcome in the chilly Blue Mountains of the Nilgiris. EXCEED: The NTFP Academy is the training and advisory arm of the READ MORE »

July 28, 2016

Meet The Boss: Ruth Canlas of The Indigo Project A centuries-old Filipino art finds a new home online

It’s surprising to think that the very first synthetic dye was made purely by accident—by a teenager, no less—in 1856. That chance discovery marked the rise of cheap and mass-produced synthetic colors that are still very much dominating the market READ MORE »

June 22, 2016

Keeping the flow – the case of Sitio Suring in Palawan

PALAWAN, Philippines – Clean water is one of Earth’s most valuable resource. The role of forests is vital in keeping up with the demand for clean water. However in many cases, the gargantuan task of keeping the forest in shape entails dedication and READ MORE »

June 15, 2016

Cooperatives for people, planet, profit and peace

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines – In his usual passionate way with words, Undersecretary Orlando Ravanera punctuated his presentation and sharing with the ASEAN Social Forestry Network CSO Forum on June 13, 2016 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. “Cooperatives are not only READ MORE »