13 Mai 2008

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

Newsletter No. 4/08

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. 3/08, 2008-04-17

  • PRODUCTS
    Bamboo: Dell develops an ecological bamboo computer
    Bamboo ‘silk’ protects against UV and bugs
    Ginseng helps cancer patients reduce fatigue, increase energy
    Medicinal plants in Ethiopia: Ethnomedicinal plant knowledge and practice of the Oromo ethnic group
    Medicinal plants in India: Valley medicinal plants hold employment potential
    Medicinal plants in USA: Native medicinal herb could become New Mexico cash crop
    Moringa oleifera: Student researchers study natural water purifier
    Moringa oleifera: Body Shop launches a Moringa bath and body range
    Moringa oleifera: ‘Malunggay better oil source’
    Mulberry juice drink unveiled
    Mulberry: Indian silk board weaves new mulberry breeds
    Mulberry: Silkworms give Philippine farming town a makeover
    Mushrooms in South Africa: New giant mushroom causes a stir
    Mushrooms in Ukraine: Mushroom prices are 1.5 times as high as in 2007
    Pine bark extract’s osteoarthritis potential expanded
    Rattan in Indonesia: Artificial rattan gains favour
    Seabuckthorn: Clinically proven treatment offers help to rosacea sufferers

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    Brazil: Plans to control access to Amazon
    Canada: Season not so sweet for maple syrup producers
    Ghana: Government taking action to reduce pressure on forests
    Guyana: Forest investment deal boosts Guyana conservation
    India: Bamboo industry eyes slice of $7.5 bn world mkt
    India: Chinese technology likely for State bamboo sector
    India: Cane and bamboo project launched for North East
    India: Bugs to boost Assam’s muga silk production
    India Lac farming boost to tribal families
    Indonesia: The sweetest way to save forests
    Namibia: Community Forestry Project in Omaheke
    Portugal: A revival of the region’s cork producing history
    Sri Lanka: Ceylon cinnamon a money spinner
    UK: Campaign to save forest reptiles
    USA: Untapped resource – maple sugar
    Vietnam: Ecological tourism development to protect forest biodiversity
    Vietnam: Fragments of grace
    Zambia: Two tree crops provide Zambians with nutrition and fuel
  • NEWS
    American Botanical Council announces Peruvian Amazon and Andes Ethnobotany Ecotour
    Biodiversity key to fighting climate change
    CMS Gorilla Agreement enters into force
    E-discussion forum on underutilized species
    How is a tree valued?
    Is the answer to HIV-associated diarrhea found in South America’s rain forest?
    The buzz on energy drinks
    World Challenge 2008 (Deadline: 31 May 2008)
  • EVENTS
    IBRA International Workshop on Queen rearing and artificial insemination
    2008 International Scientific Conference on Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change
    Provoking Change: Strategies to promote forest users in the Amazon
  • REQUESTS
    Request for funding: Participatory forest management for herbal medicinal production in Peru
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    Indigenous and traditional peoples and climate change
    Introducing ‘Journal of Medicinal Plant Research (JMPR)’
    Quality and adulteration problems in certain raw medicinal plants of central India
    The Tropical Agriculturalist – Beekeeping
    Other publications of interest
    Web sites and e-zines

    (Cf. news of 2008-04-18, 2008-02-28 and 2008-01-25.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2008-05-09.

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