29 August 2007

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

Newsletter No. 09/07

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

Readers are invited to contribute to a brief evaluation of some of the on-line products of FAO and partners on Non-Wood Forest Products, Wood Energy, Forest Harvesting and Environmental Impact Assessments. Please would you take a few minutes to complete a short survey. Thank you!

Issue of No. 09/07, 2007-08-28

  • PRODUCTS
    1. Bamboo-fibre goods to set new fashion trends
    2. Bamboo for housing construction
    3. Cinnamon: Study finds mixed results of cinnamon’s therapeutic effects
    4. Medicinal plants: Poultry farmers in Uganda take on herbs to control diseases
    5. Medicinal plants used in organic clothing line
    6. Moringa oleifera: The lowly malunggay takes center stage in the Philippines
    7. Pine needles: Biotech finds pine needle ulcer remedy
    8. Rattan: Searching for the secret of sustainable rattan use
    9. Seabuckthorn: International trade centre to come up in J&K (India)
    10.Truffles: Giant field of rare black truffles in Poland

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    11.Brazilian exports of honey increase by 1.7%
    12.Bulgaria: President affirms Bulgaria’s forests as national symbol
    13.Cuba to Plant 135 Million Trees
    14.Ethiopia: Bamboo to join country’s export list
    15.Fiji: Keeping tapa art alive
    16.Indian herbal medicines look for global market
    17.Liberia: Dr. Sawyer Addresses Green Advocates Lecture Series
    18.Thailand: Bringing back the forests
    19.Uganda: West Nile a hub for honey production
    20.Uganda: Danida gives Sh2.4b for Forest Reserve
    21.Uganda: 50 indigenous tree species restored in Mabira Forest
    22.UK: Disease puts Christmas trees in danger
    23.USA: Promising outlook for American Chestnut trees
    24.Vietnam: Rare trees threatened nationwide
  • News
    25.Biopiracy: Namibian Government to act against plant pirates
    26.Student discovers Stone Age chewing gum
    27.Trading goods in Cambodia and Lao
  • EVENTS
    28.Stakeholders’ workshop on Wild Aromatic, Culinary and Medicinal Plants of Egypt
    29.38th International Symposium on Essential Oils
    30.4th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference
    31.Enjoy and Protect our Forests
    32.The 8th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas
    33.18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    34.Wild harvesting of aromatic and medicinal plants
    35.Other publications of interest
    36.Web sites and e-zines

(Cf. news of 2007-08-12, 2007-07-19 and 2007-07-01.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2007-08-28.

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