Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


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March 2, 2018

Twenty extraordinary years of NTFP-EP

MANILA, Philippines – In 1989, the Netherlands Committee for IUCN (NC-IUCN) conducted one of the pioneer comprehensive field-level surveys on the economic and ecological role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in Southeast Asia. The groundbreaking publication by de Beer and READ MORE »

January 19, 2018

XI General Assembly, events on ICCAs in Africa and Switzerland and at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

GENEVA, Switzerland – On 25-26 November 2017, the 11th General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium  gathered 60 participants from four continents, including about 36 Members and 50 Honorary members. The General Assembly is a crucial moment for the ICCA Consortium’s READ MORE »

December 20, 2017

How to guarantee sustainability and fairness in community-based NTFP businesses

Local communities, embarking on NTFP enterprises may have different starting points: some may already be working on various products, some may be looking at diversifying their product offerings, while others are expanding to be more inclusive to reach economies of READ MORE »

November 7, 2017

Social Forestry Sustains Community Actions to Advance the Paris Agreement

BONN, Germany – Indigenous peoples and local communities have long managed forests in social forestry systems where working models of inclusive land use planning, sustainable and diversified livelihoods, equitable benefit sharing, and customary governance bring real and long-term benefits for READ MORE »

October 13, 2017

PARARA 2017: Keeping the Tradition, Caring for the Earth

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Panen Raya Nustantara (PARARA) aims to promote to urban communities the ecological and cultural value of products that have been crafted and brewed sustainably from different parts of the country. Taking off from the success of the READ MORE »

September 12, 2017

Empowering women in Asia: “We study entrepreneurship, but we never forget about culture”

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia –Things got even more exciting for the small Javanese city that’s full of personality. With its majestic natural panorama coupled with its fascinating local fine arts and royal history, the artisanal city of Yogyakarta has set the vibrant READ MORE »

June 9, 2017

From Planning to Action: Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN targets capacity building and formulation of regional advocacy and communications strategy on its 6th Annual Meeting

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – This year, the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN will focus its energy on strengthening its capacity as a regional body to effectively communicate and engage with the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWGSF), READ MORE »

May 29, 2017

The 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Conference

The endorsement of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network’s institutionalization into the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry has reinforced the network’s thrust to promote forest management involving communities living within and surrounding the forest for the sustainability of the forest READ MORE »