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January 28, 2006

Editorial: Voices No. 9

Editorial: Voices No. 9 While the NTFP-EP’s work has always aimed to be holistic and integrative, this issue of Voices brings to the fore efforts in marketing. It is an area which needs much attention given the cut-throat competition and READ MORE »

January 28, 2006

Towards Sustainable Management of NTFPs (India)

By Nabaghan Ojha, Regional Centre for Development Cooperation, India Non-Timber Forest Produces (NTFPs) are paramount to tribal livelihood that features predominantly in forest dwellers’ life in terms of subsistence and income generation. It has been found during the current years READ MORE »

May 28, 2005

Lessons from India: Tapping into Gums and Resins

By Snehlata Nath, Keystone Foundation   The collection of gums and resins is common in various parts of India. Done mostly for commercial trade, India is now the third largest exporter of gums and resins in the world. However, some READ MORE »

May 28, 2005

The Oil Palm Debates (The Philippines)

Government’s massive campaign pushing oil palm as the new wonder crop has raised the alarm on its impacts on communities. AFRIM shares its advocacy efforts so that the Philippines does not blithely go down the road of Malaysia.

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 »