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The papers in this publication were presented at the Seminar on Harvesting of Non-Wood Forest Products, which was held from 2 to 8 October 2000 at the International Agro-Hydrology Research and Training Center in Menemen-İzmir (Turkey) at the invitation of the Ministry of Forestry and under the auspices of the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training. More than 80 participants from 32 countries attended the seminar.

This publication contains the papers submitted at the seminar, preceded by the report on the seminar adopted at its conclusion. This seminar report in English was translated into French and Russian. These translations are also included. The papers are presented in the language provided by their authors (mostly English) with summaries in the other two languages for most of the papers.

All opinions express in these papers are those of the authors. The organizers and the secretariat of the Joint Committee cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of any statistics or statements included in the papers. These papers appear as presented by the authors with the exception of later corrections and editorial revisions.

The seminar covered a wide range of topics, from inventory to marketing. The participants expressed a widely felt need for more information and training on sustainably managing for Non-Wood Forest Products.

Several specific conclusions and recommendations were made in the seminar report. The recommendations are addressed specifically to the:

Support and funding for the seminar and this publication were provided by the Forestry Administration of Turkey, the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee and FAO.

Joachim Lorbach
Forest Harvesting, Trade & Marketing Branch (FOPH)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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