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May 28, 2005

A Swiftlet hotel in Ketapang Town (Indonesia)

Jenne de Beer stumbles upon swiftlet hotels, hotels that have literally become the new homes of these birds. The culprit: unsustainable harvesting of birds’ nests from caves in the nearby forests.

May 28, 2005

Killing the King of Spices (India)

By Pandurang Hegde, Prakruti/Appiko It is a cool winter morning in front of the office of Deputy Conservator of Forests, Sirsi. Outside the numerous forest contractors are loitering, waiting for the final tender cum action of the extraction of (Dalchinni) READ MORE »

May 28, 2005

From Hanoi to Ha-Tinh (Vietnam)

May 28, 2004

EU MARKET FOR ORNAMENTAL NATURAL PRODUCTS: Inquiry for assortment

By Milco Rikken, ProVerde Believe it or not, but it is estimated that European consumers spend a staggering 15 billion euro on cut flowers and flower arrangements per year. This market does not only consist of cut flowers, but includes READ MORE »

May 28, 2004

The highs and lows of craft marketing

By Nola P. Andaya, NTFP-TF At the NTFP-TF Crafts Center, we are going through the highs and lows of crafts marketing .. and we are very excited! The high end of things We are now implementing the HIGH VALUE, LOW READ MORE »

May 28, 2004

Developing local regulations in the Meratus area

By Betty Ro Minar It was an interesting eight day journey to bakun, last November 23 to December 1, 2003, providing a good opportunity to visit the Kankanaey-Bago indigenous communities. These communities have been managing their customary land, or ancestral READ MORE »

May 28, 2004

Bastar to Philippines A pre-tour experience in Positive Thinking & Action

By Pratim Roy This is a true story. Arjun Singh Nag is a Bastari tribal from Chattisgarh in Central India. He is instrumental in running a forest cooperative – thereby providing livelihood opportunities to his people through collection of Non READ MORE »

May 28, 2004

Exchange News: September 2003 – March 2004

Activities and Developments: 1. Regional meeting in Bayabong, the Philippines Regional Meeting in Bayabong, the Philippines, October 2003. Main issue: Community NTFP Assessment and Monitoring strategies. The issue (which is quite a mouthful) was chosen, because many of the communities READ MORE »