Non-wood forest products: the way ahead

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Rome, 1991

Reprinted, 1992

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Executive summary

1 FAO: Involvement in non-wood forest products

1.1 Definitions
1.2 Past involvement

2 Major factors impeding or facilitating development

2.1 Factors impeding development
2.2. Factors encouraging development
2.3 Problems of marketing

3 Needs for assistance

4 Non-wood forest resource management and improvement

4.1 Bamboos and rattans
4.2 Food plants
4.3 Forage
4.4 Handicrafts
4.5 Medicinal plants
4.6 Toxins
4.7 Aromatics
4.8 Biochemicals
4.9 Fibres
4.10 Environmental plants
4.11 Ornamental plants
4.12 Forestry Services

5 Institutional responsibility for non-wood forest products

5.1 Products covered within FAO
5.2 Products covered by other international agencies

6 Approach to development of non-wood forest products

6.1 Multi-disciplinary collaboration
6.2 Geographical and product priorities
6.3 Stages in product development
6.4 Education, training and research


Appendix A: Possible action chain for the stages in the development of non-wood products

Appendix B: Acronyms and abbreviations

FAO technical papers