Voices From The Forest
Gekko Studio, Indonesia, Dusty Foot Production, NTFP Exchange Programme for South and Southeast Asia
2007 | 31mins 39secs
Non-timber forest produce (NTFP) are a critical source of income for the poor, forest-dwelling communities. They also form a key incentive to conserving forests and are intrinsic to the socio-cultural fabric of the communities. Low productivity, lack of technology, irrational laws, and wide-scale contract-based extraction pose challenges which are being overcome through community-based conservation, management, value addition, and marketing of NTFPs.