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LASSIWAI members in Lake Sebu,...




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Harnessing NTFPs for the green economy: The potential of non-timber forest products in the Southeast Asian region

 
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REDD-Plus Governance and Standards Asia Pacific Forestry Week Side Event Programme
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2012 NTFP-EP Annual Report
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Products made from non-timber forest resources by indigenous artisans around the Philippines.


 

A view from within:   
the forest and its resources from a community perspective  



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The Indian gooseberry or amla, is used for pickles and preserves in India       What NTFP is that?
Food, materials for crafts, building materials, medicine, and rituals … these are just a few uses of non-timber forest products. NTFPs are "all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human use."

Learn more about specific NTFPs upon which communities across the region rely on for their livelihoods as well as to sustain their traditions. Search our NTFP database, a collaborative project of the partners of NTFP-EP. Enter the database here.

 



  Sabah Explorations!

There it was that tree with the big red pods!

 

Sterculia megistohpylla is a decorative plant with lovely red pods that can grow big enough to hold your lunch!  Sterculia species are known to produce latex, or can even be used as laxatives, while others have seeds that are used in traditional Chinese medicines as coolants (Malva nut). 




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  NTFP-EP and Green Economy views in Myanmar Confab

Last 22 November, 2013, NTFP EP was invited to  the Third Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG Forum held at Yangon University, Diamond Jubilee Hall. The forum was attended by  participants from  high level national and provincial government officials, civil society actors, academics and actors in the business and finance sectors actively engaged in Myanmar.   



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  Life Lessons from a Climate Hero

He was unassuming and quiet as he entered the room and waited for his turn to speak.

 

Maybe many would have difficulty believing that this young man from the small island archipelago of the Philippines could have moved so many to join hands to save the Earth from climate crisis.

 

Philippine Climate Change Commissioner (CCC) Yeb Sano had been invited by NTFP-EP to provide an inspirational message during the organization’s regional staff meeting this year.



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What is the NTFP Exchange Programme?

We are a collaborative network of non-governmental organisations and community-based organisations in South and Southeast Asia. We work with forest-based communities to strengthen their capacity in sustainable management of natural resources. Over the years, the NTFP-EP has grown into a dynamic network, with over 40 partner organisations and major contacts in India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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