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Moffat, A.J. 2002. The state of British forests at the beginning of the 21st century. Int. For. Rev., 4(3): 171–183.
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UNDP/UNEP/WB/WRI. 2003. World resources 2002–2004. Decisions for the Earth: balance, voice, and power. United Nations Development Programme/United Nations Environment Programme/World Bank/World Resources Institute. ISBN 1-56973-532-8. (For more information, please contact: World Resources Institute, 10 G Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA http://pubs.wri.org/pubs_description.cfm?PubID= 3764</A>.)
USA, Alaska Boreal Forest Council. 2003. Hidden forest values. Proceedings of the first Alaskawide Non-timber Forest Products Conference and Tour, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 8-11 November 2001. General Technical Report, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, No. PNW GTR 579, iii + 150 pp. Portland, USA, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. (For more information, please contact: Alaska Boreal Forest Council, PO Box 84530, Fairbanks, AK 99708, USA.)
Vabi, M.B., Sikod, F. & Musiti, B.W. 2003. Challenges of reconciling informal and formal land and resource access tenure: evidence from WWF-supported conservation sites in Cameroon. In 2nd Pan African Symposium on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Africa, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 24–27 July 2000. pp. 143–151. Gland, Switzerland, IUCN.
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Zhou JiaJu, Xie GuiRong, Yan XinJian & Milne, G.W.A. 2002. Traditional Chinese medicines: molecular structures, natural sources and applications. 2nd ed. xxvii + 1395 pp. Aldershot, UK, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Zuidema, P.A. 2003. Ecology and management of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa). PROMAB Scientific Series 6. Bolivia/the Netherlands, PROMAB. 112 pp. ISBN 90-393-3390-4. (For more information, please contact: Dr P.A. Zuidema, Department of Plant Ecology/Prince Bernhard Centre, Faculty of Biology, Utrecht University, PO Box 80084, 3508 TB Utrecht, the Netherlands; e-mail: P.A.Zuidema@bio.uu.nl; www.bio.uu.nl/pbc/ or www.bio.uu.nl/~boev/ or www.promab.org)
This volume contains a glossary on terms and terminologies used in the rattan sector. The glossary is structured according to the following major sections: rattan resources (biology, management, plantations, harvesting); rattan as a raw material (transport, storage, grading and post-harvest handling, rattan trade); rattan processing (for local artisanal use and for industrial-level furniture manufacture); and trade in raw rattan, furniture and other products. In order to give special emphasis to the emerging rattan sector in Africa, a separate compilation of terms specifically focusing on those used in Africa is provided.
No. 1. Flavours and fragrances of plant origin
No. 2. Gum naval stores – turpentine and rosin from pine resin
No. 3. Report of the International Expert Consultation on Non-Wood Forest Products
No. 4. Natural colourants and dyestuffs
No. 5. Edible nuts
No. 6. Gums, resins and latexes of plant origin
No. 7. Non-wood forest products for rural income and sustainable forestry
No. 8. Trade restrictions affecting international trade in non-wood forest products
No. 9. Domestication and commercialization of non-timber forest products in agroforestry
No. 10. Non-wood forest products – tropical palms
No. 11. Medicinal plants conservation and health care
No. 12. Non-wood forest products from conifers
No. 13. Resource assessment of non-wood forest products. Experience and biometric principles/Évaluation des ressources en produits forestiers non ligneux. Expérience et principes de biométrie/Evaluación de los recursos de productos forestales no madereros. Experiencia y principios biométricos.
No. 14. RATTAN. Current research issues and prospects for conservation and sustainable development
No. 15. Non-wood forest products from temperate broad-leaved trees
No. 16. Rattan glossary and compendium glossary with emphasisi on Africa.
To purchase copies of any of the publications in this series, please contact: Sales and Marketing Group,
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The following new working papers have been produced by FAO’s Non-Wood Forest Products Programme:
• FOPW/03/4 Expert Meeting for development on inventory techniques to assess non-wood forest product resources in African ACP countries. Lusaka, Zambia. 15–17 October 2001.
• FOPW/03/5 Réunion des experts des pays francophones d’Afrique sur le développement des techniques pour l’évaluation des produits forestiers non ligneux. Yaoundé, Cameroun. 15–17 février 2002.
• FOPW/03/6 Summary of six case study reports as a contribution to development of practical techniques to assess non-wood forest product resources.
• FOPP/03/1 La collecte et l’analyse des données
statistiques sur les produits forestiers non ligneux. Une étude pilote à
[Please see under Madagascar in Country Compass for more information. ]
Electronic versions of these publications are available at the NWFP homepage: www.fao.org/forestry/foris/webview/fop/index.jsp?siteId=2301&langId=1&geoId=0&sitetreeId=13473
Hard copies of these working documents are available free of charge from: Non-Wood Forest Products Programme,
Forest Products and Economics Division, Forestry Department,
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As part of its overall mandate to collate and improve global statistics on production and trade in forest products, and particularly to improve methodologies and country reporting mechanisms on NWFPs, FAO together with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) organized the Expert Consultation on Developing an Action Programme towards Improved Bamboo and Rattan Trade Statistics at its Headquarters in Rome from 5 to 6 December 2002. The consultation was organized in close collaboration with relevant international agencies: the United Nations Statistical Division (New-York); the World Customs Organization (WCO, Brussels); the European Commission – Taxation and Customs Directorate (Brussels); customs agencies of member countries such as the Customs General Administration of China (Beijing); and staff from the Economic and Social Department of FAO.
The purpose of the expert consultation was to: i) elaborate and agree on a proposed set of new Harmonized System trade codes for bamboo and rattan products; and ii) elaborate a plan of action for improving bamboo and rattan statistics at the national and global levels, with a programme of work and with the roles of the different agencies discussed and agreed upon during the meeting.
The meeting focused on bamboo and rattan products, since they can be considered among the most important NWFPs at the global level regarding production and trade values, and involve in one way or another almost all countries worldwide. The meeting further focused on the WCO Harmonized System, as it is now the most widely used product classification and coding system for traded products. The intention was to learn from the experiences gained by improving bamboo and rattan trade statistics in order to apply these lessons gradually on other major groups of NWFPs that are not yet adequately covered by the national and international product classification and coding systems used at present.
The meeting resulted in the elaboration and endorsement of a set of new Harmonized System codes for 17 different bamboo and rattan products (currently only two codes exist). For each code a set of required actions and timetables was suggested for submission to WCO.
This proposal was submitted by INBAR, in collaboration with FAO and with the support of national customs agencies, to the WCO Review Subcommittee Meeting of September 2003. [See News and Notes for more information on this process.]
For more information, please contact: Paul.Vantomee@fao.org or
The report can be downloaded from: www.fao.org/forestry/FOP/FOPw/nwfp/new/doc/rep.htm
Dans le cadre du Projet «Appui à la Relance de la Production et de la Commercialisation de la Gomme Arabique» (TCP/NER/0066), la FAO a aidé le Gouvernement nigérien dans l’élaboration d’une stratégie nationale afin d’améliorer et de renforcer le secteur national de la gomme arabique. Cette stratégie est basée sur les trois axes prioritaires:
• la création d’emplois et l’augmentation des revenus par une production soutenue d’une gomme de qualité;
• le développement et la gestion durable des ressources gommières par l’aménagement communautaire des gommeraies existantes et la création d’autres gommeraies villageoises;
• l’organisation et le renforcement des capacités de tous les acteurs de la filière gomme arabique à travers la mise en place et le financement des structures viables de production et de commercialisation de la gomme.
Le document, Stratégie nationale de relance de la production et de la commercialisation de la gomme arabique au Niger, est disponible sur le site Web de la FAO (www.fao.org/forestry/site/6367/en ) .
Pour plus d'information, contacter:
Mme M.H. Semeda, Représentante de la FAO, BP 11246, Niamey, Niger.
Télécopie: +227 724709;
mél.: FAO-NER@field.fao.org; ou
M. S. Walter, NWFP Programme, Forest Products and Economics Division, Forestry Department, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
Fax: +39 0657055618;
[See also Non-Wood News 10 for more information.]
Bamboo cookery book
Inspirations is the world’s first cookery book for bamboo shoots. It offers a host of fresh and imaginative cooking ideas using bamboo shoots. Price: US$36. www.inbar.int/publication/cookbook.htm
Old historical texts
Cornell University Library’s Historical Agriculture Monographs contains an online collection of old forestry and agriculture documents.
Portugal botânico de A a Z plantas portuguesas e exóticas
This book is an easy-to-use lexicon of Portuguese and Latin names of plants. It deals with more than 11 000 scientific and vernacular names of native and exotic plants from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, former Portuguese states of India (Goa, Daman and Diu), Macao and Timor.
This is the first book written about this subject that has ever been published in Portugal. Besides having the Portuguese and Latin names, it also lists the family to which the plant belongs and the correct abbreviation of the author of the plant’s name, following the recommended conventions on abbreviations for these authorities.
The authors of the lexicon are: Francisca Maria Fernandes and Luís Mendonça de Carvalho, both from the Beja Polytechnic Institute, Portugal (email@example.com). The preface has been written by two eminent scientists: Prof. Dr David Mabberley (University of Leiden, the Netherlands and Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Australia) and Prof. Dr Vernon Hilton Heywood (Emeritus Professor, University of Reading). The book is published by Lidel Edições Técnicas, Lisbon, Portugal (www.lidel.pt ). The book has 365 pages and costs €25.
The Overstory book
Available as a book or CD, The overstory book contains the first three years of The Overstory, revised, formatted and indexed: www.agroforestry.net/overstory/ovbook.html
State of the world’s forests 2003
State of the world’s forests reports every two years on the status of forests, recent major policy and institutional developments and key issues concerning the forest sector.
This is the fifth edition of the publication, the purpose of which is to provide current and reliable information to policy-makers, foresters and other natural resource managers, academics, forest industry and civil society.
Copies are available from: FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy; or at: www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y7581E/y7581e00.htm