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Management of Non-Wood Forest Products

The Management of Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) Module is aimed at all actors – such as local communities, the private sector, governments, traders and consumers – involved in the management, use and marketing of NWFPs. The module provides basic and more detailed information on the process of NWFP management, including planning, harvesting, marketing and trade.

The module also provides links to tools for NWFP management and case studies of effective management.

Fakir, H., Dutkuner, I., Gürlevik, N., Sarikaya, O. & Babalik, A. 2011 Abstracts book of the 2nd International Non-Wood Forest Products Symposium, 8-11 September 2011, Isparta, Turkey.

FAO. 2007. Tools to promote the sustainable use of NWFP? An assessment of trade related instruments influencing the international trade in non-wood forest products and associated management and livelihood strategies. NWFP Working Document, No. 6. Rome, Italy, FAO. p145. 

FAO. 1995. Trade restrictions affecting international trade in non-wood forest products. NWFP Series, Vol 8.

Guariguata, M.R., Cronkleton, P., Shanley, P. & Taylor, P.L. 2008 The compatibility of timber and non-timber forest product extraction and management.  Forest Ecology and Management 256: 1477–1481

Guariguata, M.R., Sist, P. & Nasi, R. 2012. Multiple use management of tropical production forests: How can we move from concept to reality? Forest Ecology and Management 263: 170–174.

ITTO & IUCN. 2008. Guidelines for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests. ITTO Policy Development Series No. 117. ITTO, Yokohama, Japan. p118.

Marmillod, D.,Villalobos, R. & Robles, G. 1998. Hacia el manejo sostenible de especies vegetales del bosque con productos no maderables: las experiencias de CATIE en esta década. Turrialba, Costa Rica: CATIE. p14.

Putz, F.E., Redford, K.H., Robinson, J.G., Fimbel, R. & Blate, G.M. 2000. Biodiversity Conservation in the Context of Tropical Forest Management. The World Bank  Environment Department. Biodiversity Series – impact studies, paper no. 75. Washington DC. viii + p80.

Sabogal, C., Guariguata, M.R., Broadhead, J., Lescuyer, G., Savilaakso, S., Essoungou, N. & Sist, P. 2013. Multiple-use forest management in the humid tropics: opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management. FAO Forestry Paper No. 173. Rome, FAO and Bogor, Indonesia, CIFOR.

Shanley P., Pierce A. & Laird S. 2005. Beyond timber: Certification of non-timber forest products. Forest Trends – CIFOR . People and Plants.

Shanley, P., Pierce, A. R, Laird, S.A. and Guillén, A. 2002 Tapping the green market: certification and management of non-timber forest products. Earthscan Publications Ltd. 456p.

Taylor, D.A. 1996. Income generation from non-wood forest products in upland conservation. FAO, Rome.

Ticktin, T. 2004. The ecological implications of harvesting non-timber forest products. Journal of Applied Ecology 41: 11-21.

Tobgay, S. 2008. Consultant report on developing a national strategy for NWFP development in Bhutan.