This document was prepared under author's contract by Messrs. Jason Clay (Cultural Survival Enterprises, Inc., Cambridge, Massachussetts, U.S.A.) and Charles Clement (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus, Amazonas, Brasil), supported by a number of experts, as one of the several Regional and Country Studies on Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP), commissioned by FAO.

This, along with other similar and related studies, will be used for preparing a substantial publication of wider coverage on NWFP.

Comments on the document, (along with supporting materials as relevant), will be greatly appreciated.