Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme


September 2, 2021

A. cerana experts tackle standards, protocols in online workshop

Forest honey and bee experts from Asia, Australia and Europe gathered online last August 20, 2021 for the Apis cerana (Asian honey bee) Expert Consultation and Workshop to discuss sustainable harvest and management protocols for NTFPs, the Forest Harvest Collective READ MORE »

August 31, 2021

#StopTheSlapp: NTFP-EP joins call to drop defamation suit against SAVE Rivers

NTFP-EP Asia and NTFP-EP Malaysia have signed a letter along with a hundred organizations asking Malaysian timber giant Samling to withdraw its defamation suit against one of our partners, SAVE Rivers, and its board members. The suit claims SAVE Rivers READ MORE »

July 5, 2021

Statement of the Southeast Asia ICCA Consortium at the closing session of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity

Statement by Peter Kallang, Chairperson of the Southeast Asia Regional Council of the ICCA Consortium.For information about the conference, click here. Good morning ladies & gentlemen and thanks to the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity for this opportunity. I am delivering READ MORE »


May 3, 2021

Reconnecting the individual in climate restoration

There is no debate regarding climate change: it’s real, it’s already happening at an alarming rate, and urgent action on an international scale is needed to mitigate its effects. But another debate divides the climate movement: do individual actions such READ MORE »

February 5, 2021

‘Nature-rich’ food systems

The current global and industrial food system is not only a major driver of deforestation and environmental destruction, it is also nature-poor. Nowadays, 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species. The greatly READ MORE »

February 4, 2021

The Malva Nut: Saving rural people’s lives

Laos sits at the heart of mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, with the Mekong River connecting all six and providing a lifeline for the entire basin. The Global Association for People and the Environment (GAPE) READ MORE »

What are NTFPs

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) are defined as "all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forest for human use."