Report of the

International Expert Consultation on Non-Wood Forest Products


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NON-WOOD FOREST PRODUCTS 3

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Table of contents


FOREWORD

ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION

The Consultation
Background
Objectives
Inaugural Address
Consultation Programme
Summary of Outcome
Closing of the Consultation

2. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Introduction
NWFP Use in Households
NWFPs in National Economies
Resource Availability and Accessibility
Participation and Benefit Sharing
Ecosystems and Development Alternatives
Strategies for Improving Socio-Economic Benefits
Recommendations

3. PROCESSING AND MARKETING

Introduction
Harvesting
Processing
Marketing
Recommendations

4. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENT

Introduction
Resource Management
Environmental Dimensions of NWFPs
Recommendations

5. INSTITUTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

Introduction
Policy Support
Sectoral Bodies
Participatory Development
Institutional Supports
Information Base
Planning NWFPs Development
Terms, Definition and Classification
Forest Accounting
Recommendations

6. SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS

General
National Governments
Donors and Development Assistance Agencies
Research Institutions
FAO and Other International Organisations

Appendix 1 List of Participants

Appendix 2 Agenda

Appendix 3 Summary of Field Visits

Appendix 4 Discussion Papers

Appendix 4.1 Socio-Economic Benefits
Theme Paper

4.1.1 Socio-Economic Benefits and Issues in Non-Wood Forest Products Use (J.E.M. Arnold)
Satellite Papers
4.1.2 Non-Wood Forest Products and Nutrition (Food and Nutrition Division, FAO)
4.1.3 Making Non-Wood Forest Products Programmes Succeed: Lessons from Small-Scale Forest-Based Enterprises (M.E. Chipeta)
4.1.4 Non-Wood Forest Products and Integrated Mountain Development: Observations from Nepal (Pitamber Sharma)


Appendix 4.2 Processing and Marketing
Theme Papers

4.2.1 Processing, Refinement and Value Addition of Non-Wood Forest Products (T. De Silva and C.K. Atal)


4.2.2 Trade and Marketing of Non-Wood Forest Products (L. Lintu)

Satellite Papers

4.2.3 Markets and the Public/Private Sector Interface: Their Importance in the Successful Development of Non-Wood Forest Products (J.J.W Coppen, C.L. Green, A. Gordon and G.A. Hone)
4.2.4 Some Marketing Problems Faced by Agroforestry Farmers in Asia (I. Pswarayi-Riddihough and N. Jones)
4.2.5 An Overview of Harvesting, Forest Processing and Transport of Non-Wood Forest Products (J.W. Clay)


Appendix 4.3 Resource Management and Environment
Theme Papers

4.3.1 Resource Development for Non-Wood Forest Products (Mauro S. Reis)
4.3.2 Environmental Dimensions of Non-Wood Forest Products (Herman Haeruman Js.)
Satellite Papers
4.3.3 Development of Non-Wood Forest Products Through Agroforestry: Issues and Strategies (P.K.R. Nair and F.D. Merry)
4.3.4 Information Requirements and Planning Principles for Managing on-Wood Resources in Mangrove Forests (P. Vantomme)


Appendix 4.4 Institutional Considerations
Theme Papers

4.4.1 Non-Wood Forest Products: The Institutional Aspects (El-Hadji M. Sène)

4.4.2 Terminology, Definition and Classification of Forest Products other than Wood (C. Chandrasekharan)

Satellite Papers
Annex 1
4.4.3 Status of Research on Non-Wood Forest Products: The Asia Pacific Situation (C.T.S. Nair)
4.4.4 Statistical Information on Non-Wood Forest Products (F. Padovani)
4.4.5 Non-Wood Forest Product Research at CSIRO Division of Forestry (J.C. Doran)
Appendix 5 Reference Materials Distributed at the Consultation
Appendix 6 Regional Group Reports
Appendix 6.1 Africa
Appendix 6.2 Asia Continental
Appendix 6.3 Asia - Insular and the Pacific
Appendix 6.4 Latin America
Appendix 6.5 Donors/Development Assistance Agencies