Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

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August 22, 2018

Reconnecting with the forests: People and Forest Forum 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand–– The city dwellers of busy Bangkok were treated to a feast of forest goodness in RECOFTC’s People and Forest Forum 2018. “Our aim is to interact and guide audiences, particularly urban residences, to a better understanding of this READ MORE »

August 9, 2018

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples reflection

On this day, we underline the continuing plight of indigenous peoples all over the world. More than ever, developmental and other related pressures have caused an increasing trend of migration among communities. Many indigenous peoples have relocated to urban areas READ MORE »

July 10, 2018

The growing potentials of non-wood forest products for the cosmetic and fragrance industry

This side event will discuss the importance and potential of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for the cosmetic and fragrance sector globally. Specific experiences from Asia and the Pacific will be presented based on 12 country studies prepared as part of READ MORE »

June 24, 2018

Tracking promises: CSOs present a report card on social forestry in ASEAN

DA NANG, Vietnam – Over 80 representatives from ASEAN civil society, local communities, and forest stakeholders are gathered in the 7th Annual Meeting of the Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN (CSO Forum) on 24-25 June 2018 READ MORE »

May 18, 2018

Keeping it flowing: The Palaw’an almaciga story

PALAWAN, Philippines – an island province  known for the abundance of forest resources, is hailed the country’s last frontier. It is home to a number of indigenous people, one of whom are the Palaw’an. Pewpenew Mountain, in Brooke’s Point, Palawan READ MORE »

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 »