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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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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.

 



  Remembering Pastor Delbert Rice

Today, NTFP-EP remembers the passing of the late Pastor Delbert Rice. His work with indigenous people, especially the Ikalahan of Nueva Vizcaya with whom he began working in 1965 has been instrumental to the development of community-based forestry not just in the Philippines but around the world. As a board member, Pastor Rice has always exemplified leadership, patience, and diligence. His respect for culture and tradition has always guided NTFP-EP’s values. 

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  The Buzz: Madhu Duniya 2015 opens today!

The conference opening, led by Femy Pinto, NTFP-EP Asia’s Executive Director, featured the launching of the iconic Madhu Duniya Honey Pack in Himawari Hotel, Phnom Penh. The Asian Honey Pack is symbolic of the regional and local cooperation among various stakeholders in honey development as it features pure honey gathered by communities from the forests of Vietnam, Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Cambodia. 




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  The Man from Wild Cat Hamlet


Damodar of Bastar is awarded the Paul K. Feyerabend award: A World of Solidarity is Possible

 

He was under the weather when we arrived, but he still welcomed us cheerfully as we entered his house.

 

This man, Damodar Kashyap, was soon to be given the Paul K Feyerabend award for community solidarity. He was being given the award for his commitment to forest protection. As a young educated man, he returned to his village  Karmari, Bastar in the heart of tribal India only to be devastated by the scene of forest destruction that he found there. Forests mean so much to the Bhatara people since 6 months of the year the community fully depends on forests for sustenance.



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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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