NWFP Projects

A man collecting rattan in the Yoko Forest.The utilization and commercialization of non-wood forest products (NWFP) fosters food security in Central Africa. Important NWFP include edible plants, medicinal plants and rattan. NWFP offers an opportunity for rural populations and other stakeholders to increase their incomes based on the sustainable management of forest resources. FAO has been requested to support Central African countries to identify and implement policy measures in order to promote the sustainable management of NWFP and to equally share the benefits from their exploitation and utilization.

 

last updated:  Friday, January 24, 2014