Non-Wood Forest Products in Asia













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RAPA PUBLICATION 1994/28

REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (RAPA)

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

BANGKOK 1994

EDITORS

Patrick B. Durst
Ward Ulrich
M. Kashio

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Mr. Patrick B. Durst
Mr. Ward Ulrich
Mr. M. Kashio

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Foreword

Bangladesh

Introduction
Major NWFPs
Collection and processing of NWFPs
Economic and social benefits from NWFPs
Promoting NWFPs
References

China

Introduction
Production and utilization of non-wood forest products
Prospects for NWFP development in China

India

Introduction
Status of various categories of non-wood forest products
Export of non-wood forest products
Organization for collection and processing
Employment generation and social benefits
Future directions to promote NWFPs
References

Indonesia

Introduction
NWFPs production and status
Trends in NWFP use
Conclusions
References

Malaysia

Introduction
Rattan
Bamboo
Medicinal plants
Promotion of non-wood forest products
References
Appendix 1
Appendix 2

Nepal

Introduction
Important non-wood forest products: Production and value
Exports of NWFPs
Collection and processing of NWFPs
Employment and social benefits from NWFPs
Future directions to promote NWFP

Pakistan

Introduction
Food products
Medicinal plants
Industrial products
Fibers
Silk cocoons
Miscellaneous products
Conclusions and future directions
Bibliography

Philippines

Introduction
NWFPs and their uses
Contribution of NWFPs to the national economy
Collection and processing
Future directions and prospects
Summary and conclusion
References

Sri Lanka

Introduction
Classification of products
Export quantities and values
Collection and processing
Employment generation and social benefits
Future directions to promote non-wood forest products
Literature cited

Thailand

Introduction
Official classification of NWFPs
Benefits and importance of NWFPs
Future directions for developing NWFPs
References

Vietnam

Introduction
Current status of forests and NWFP resources
Utilization of NWFPs
Guidelines and objectives for NWFP development
Research and training
Literature cited