Welcome to the new quarterly newsletter - NWFP Update

We have merged the former NWFP Digest and Non-Wood News into a single e-newsletter -  NWFP Update.   Whilst possessing many of the same features of its predecessors, we are placing increased emphasis on views and contributions from our readers, with the hope of building a dynamic platform for practitioners to exchange views on NWFPs in the long-run.

We'd like to hear from you!  We're inviting our readers to send contributions (including recent papers, projects, workshops, articles, etc.) to: non-wood-news@fao.org.

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NWFP Update 2015/1 In this first issue for 2015, we tackle bushmeat, or the harvesting of wild animals from forests for food and non-food purposes (medicine, culture, recreation). Bushmeat has long been a part of the diets of forest dwellers as an important source of protein, micronutrients, fats and also fibre and is increasingly consumed in urban areas. It is also an important source of income for many communities. [more]
This issue focuses on “foraging”, understood as the practice of gathering uncultivated plants from the wild. [more]
This issue is dedicated to education and communication initiatives related to non-wood forest products and non-timber forest products. [more]
Welcome to our first issue for 2014, which will focus on the institutional dimensions of NWFPs and the degree to which legal and institutional frameworks on NWFPs should be improved. I [more]
Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) are goods of biological origin other than wood, derived from forests, other wooded land and trees outside forests. [more]

last updated:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015