5 März 2009

FAO’s NWFP-Digest: World of Non-Wood Forest Products

Newsletter No. 1/09

FAO’s NWFP-Digest-L is a free e-mail journal that covers all aspects of non-wood forest products. All issues of the Digest may be found on FAO’s NWFP home page: www.fao.org/forestry/site/12980/en.

Issue No. 1/09, 2009-03-04

  • PRODUCTS
    1. Balsam boughs: NTFPs of the Midwest USA
    2. Bamboo: Indian artisans weave dreams
    3. Bamboo: Indian floor tiles, handicrafts
    4. Bamboo planting boosted in Mexico
    5. Berry-based natural sweetener “brazzein” to hit the market in 2009
    6. Chambira Palm: Baskets bring a new way of life to Peruvians
    7. Cork Flooring, A Sustainable Choice
    8. Frankincense: Sustainable harvesting by Siddhi Tribe of India
    9. Maple Syrup: Tapping trees for that classic Canadian flavour
    10. Medicinal Plants in danger of dying out, according to conservationists
    11. Pandan prop roots found suitable for handicrafts in the Philippines
    12. Pinus sylvestris cones: First FSC Labelled Gin from Belgium
    13. Stevia: The Natural Sweetener
    14. Rattan: Conserving Forests

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    15. Bolivia: The Importance of plant knowledge
    16. Ethiopia: EU Grants 251 Million Euros to Support Development Programs
    17. India: Forest health restored by managing for NTFPs
    18. Indonesia: Government team to bolster protection for the country’s TK
    19. Mozambique: Hidden Forest
    20. Nepal: Forest Museum in Pokhara
    21. Nigeria: Desert Encroaches on Nation at 600 Meters per Annum
    22. Peru: Revised laws “could promote biopiracy”
    23. Peru: Region outlaws biopiracy
    24. Tunisia: Jendouba region provides 90% of Tunisia’s cork production
    25. USA: USDA Issues final rule governing NTFPs
  • NEWS
    26. Ecosystem services reveal relations between humans and nature
    27. Non-wood News
    28. SEED awards 2009: Call for submissions
  • EVENTS
    29. 19th session of the Committee on Forestry
    30. Fourth International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning
    31. International Expert Workshop on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Corporate Accountability and the Extractive Industries
    32. Shea 2009: Optimizing the Global Value Chain
    33. WFC2009-XIII World Forestry Congress
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    34. Environment Outlook in the Amazonia: GEO Amazonia
    35. Other publications of interest
    36. Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    37. Illegal clearing behind human and tiger deaths in Sumatra
    38. Mexico: Tree biodiversity improved through traditional coffee farming
    39. New edition of UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2009-03-04.

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