Welcome to the new quarterly newsleter - 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 2017/11 After popular demand, this issue focuses on forest berries. In this edition, we feature a wide variety of berries coming from vastly different production systems, regions and environments -- from the Amazonian “superfruit” acai to the “wild” blueberries in Maine to several others in between. Some of these berries push the boundaries of what qualifies as a NWFP, or perhaps simply reflect the historical trajectory of many NWFPs which find themselves moving along the continuum between wild and domesticated species. [more]
NWFP Update 2016/10 The last issue of the year is dedicated to a new FAO report, Vivre et se nourrir (Living in and from central African Forests), based on ten years of FAO work on NWFPs in Central Africa. The projects, which ran from 2005 to 2016, mark one of the longest-running FAO forestry initiatives aimed at enhancing the understanding and contribution of forests and trees to food and nutritional security. [more]
NWFP Update 2016/9 In this issue, we capture perspectives from a handful of countries on WEF developments and innovations. In our special feature, Eric Boa, senior researcher from the University of Aberdeen, walks us through the changing research and development agenda for WEF. In our interview, we hear from a familiar voice, expert Enrico Vidale, to understand the income generating opportunities WEF provide, and the latest developments in legislation related to harvesting in Europe. [more]
NWFP Update 2016/8 Perspectives on NWFPs: Taking stock, and moving forward. FAO’s NWFP Programme has been operating for over 25 years to improve the sustainable utilization of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) to contribute to the responsible management of the world's forests, conserve their biodiversity, and improve income generation and food security. We are now taking time to pause and reflect on past experiences and gather views and expectations for the future. Contributors to this issue include Dr. Charlie Shackleton from Rhodes University, South Africa, who opens the issue with his views on steps to achieving his “vision” for NWFPs. [more]
NWFP Update 2016/7 A special issue on the relationship between trees and bees from the FAO Forestry non-wood forest products team. [more]
NWFP Update 2015/6 This month marks an important milestone in development, as the post-2015 development agenda is set to be adopted at the United Nations Summit in New York, USA . In this issue, we look at health and well-being, Goal No. 3 of the new Sustainable Development Goals, through the prism of NWFPs and forests. [more]
NWFP Update 2015/5 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]

última actualización:  miércoles 4 de marzo de 2015