25 Januar 2008

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

Newsletter No. 1/08

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. 1/08, 2008-01-15

  • NEW FAO STRATEGY FOR FORESTRY

  • PRODUCTS
    Bamboo in India: Bamboo scarcity strikes paper mill
    Bamboo in the Philippines: Bamboo propagation, promotion program launched
    Ginseng aids vaccination response in horses
    Honey – nature’s infection-fighter making a medical comeback
    Honey fails ulcer test
    Honey: A tree full of honey
    Maple syrup in Canada: Winter boding well for New Brunswick’s syrup producers
    Medicinal insects: Scientists discuss medicinal insects
    Medicinal plants in Bangladesh: Rearing the rare plants
    Medicinal plants in Myanmar: Herbal park set up to promote traditional medicines
    Medicinal plants in South Africa: Traditional medicine supplies falling as demand rises
    Moringa: Multi-purpose moringa tree to grow on Molokai, Hawaii
    Pine straw big business in state forests (USA)
    Shea butter: butter yourself up
    Silk in India: Extension of anti dumping duty on raw silk
    Silk in Rwanda: Country to produce silk worm eggs
    Soapnut: The latest laundry soaps
    Stevia: GLG ramps up stevia production for Rebiana supply
    Tanning leather: Need to explore niche markets for EI leather
  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    Australia: Europe a weak link in the native food chain
    Chile approves native forest law after 15 years
    Ghana: Nature provides honey to compensate flood victims
    India: Project to protect sandalwood trees
    India: Dogs to be trained to go after smugglers, poachers
    Indonesia: Illegal logging and road building threatens tigers and tribes of the Heart of Sumatra
    Philippines: Non-timber forest products and upland poverty
    Turkey is second in honey production
    UK: Campaign to turn cards into trees
    USA: Forest Watch joins Center for Biological Diversity to Advocate for Northeast Lands and Species
    Vietnam: Government approves French-funded ecotourism in Lao Cai
    Vietnam: Local scientists extract cancer drug from native plant
  • NEWS
    Bioprospecting: On a remote path to cures
    Participants at NTFP training in Russia are welcome!
    PNG to benefit from Norway’s donation for rainforest nations
    Prince Charles to work with Norway to save forests
    UN strikes new forest accord
  • EVENTS
    Forest Classification: A Definitional Quagmire or What is a tree? Where is the forest?
    International Seminar on Medicinal Plants & Herbal Products & International Herbo Expo – 2008
    International Conference on Forests, Bioenergy and Climate Change.
    Conference ‘Forest Recreation and Tourism serving Urbanized Societies’
    2nd International Beekeeping Congress
    Conference ‘Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions’
  • REQUESTS
    45. Request to complete a survey: The dilemma of dissemination in research
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    NTFP Proceedings now available
    Other publications of interest
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    Brazil: Inpe will map post-harvest forests in Amazonia
    Elephants keep ants in harmony with tree hosts
    ‘No clear trend’ in forest loss

(Cf. news of 2007-12-03, 2007-10-30 and 2007-08-29.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2008-01-15.

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