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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 27, 2018

HIVE: The NTFP-EP e-Learning Platform

For many years, experts have studied the collective intelligence of insects such as bees in the way they communicate in nature. It has been discovered that the information exchange among individual bees is perhaps the most essential component of the READ MORE »

March 21, 2018

Making greener cities through greener choices

There is much potential for city consumers to make a change when it comes to fighting climate change. Likewise, a strong call to make more environment-friendly choices when it comes to buying stuff does exist. While a number of enterprising 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 »

February 19, 2018

Yam harvest in Kudhraiyar nursery

TAMIL NADU, India – About 2-2.5 years ago several species of yams were sown in the Kudhraiyar nursery of the Palni Hills Conservation Council in Tamil Nadu. The yams were from several parts of central India (Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil 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 »