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January 28, 2006

Sharing of experience & learning from Indonesia

Sharing of experience & learning from Indonesia by ROBERT LEO, Keystone Foundation, India Salamat Pagi, Indonesia. The honey hunters; either Anthario in Indonesia or Rengasamy in India – a unique similarity is embedded in these people’s skill. The standout quietness, READ MORE »

January 28, 2006

Out and about Manila, the Philippines, 5-7 August 2005: Impressions of Marketing-on-the-Job

Out and about Manila, the Philippines, 5-7 August 2005 Impressions of Marketing-on-the-Job I went to Manila to attend an on-the-job marketing training for ten days. The objective of the training was to fulfill our learning needs in relation fair trade READ MORE »

January 28, 2006

Exchange News: Around the Region from April – October 2005

Exchange News Around the Region from April – October 2005 Indigenous Peoples’ Sustainable Management of Land and Forest Resources Organized by the NTFP-EP,  in collaboration with Persatuan Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia (POASM) and Borneo Resources Institute (BRIMAS), two separate seminars READ MORE »

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.