18 April 2008

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

Newsletter No. 3/08

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
    1. Bamboo: Researchers lead way to medical bamboo fabric
    2. Bamboo buzz
    3. Bamboo kitchen cloth launched
    4. Bamboo in Bangladesh: Steps needed to flourish bamboo handicraft sector
    5. Bamboo in India: $2 m bamboo project for N-E launched
    6. Bamboo in Kenya: Plans to turn bamboo into money maker for farmers
    7. Berries: Indian berries may fight dengue mosquitoes
    8. Berries: Studies show goji berries are among the most nutritious foods on the planet
    9. Cork: Wine makers now prefer aluminium caps over corks
    10. Ginseng: Major ginseng research program
    11. Gum Arabic: Pectin replaces gum arabic for better beverage stability: study
    12. Medicinal plants in India: Indian herbal market to grow by 20%
    13. Medicinal plants: Medicinal knowledge related to Diabetes Type II
    14. Moringa in Kenya: Farmers eye indigenous tree to boost their income
    15. Moringa in the Philippines: RP biotech firm to sell moringa oil to US
    16. Sandalwood oil deal with Lush (UK)
    17. Sandalwood: Fresh bid to check sandalwood smuggling in India
    18. Shea butter in Ghana: 312 women train in shea butter production
    19. Shea butter in Nigeria: NSG grants tax relief to investors
    20. Stevia: Innovation still driving force for additives

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    21. Brazil: Human impacts on primate conservation in central Amazonia
    22. Canada must adapt to climate impact on forests
    23. China: Chinese biofuel ‘could endanger biodiversity’
    24. Ghana: Traditional medicine practitioners meet On HIV/Aids
    25. India: UP tribals demand forest rights
    26. Ireland: Felling debate
    27. Malaysia: Orang Asli couple happy with income from wild plants
    28. Namibia: San medicine could be hijacked – study
    29. Netherlands: Mushroom varieties disappear
    30. Tanzania: Fruits of the Soil
    31. Uganda: UK project to boost honey
    32. Vietnam: Anti-cancer pines virtually wiped out
  • NEWS
    33. Call for Nominations: Equator Prize 2008
    34. Indigenous peoples of Congo map their forests with GPS in an effort to save them
    35. International Alliance will unite the forest peoples of the world
    36. International Fellowships available at the World Forest Institute, USA
    37. Putting a value on rainforests
    38. Tapping biotechnology vs. cancer
    39. Trade is virtual but the wildlife isn’t
  • EVENTS
    40. Revolutionising the Global Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album) Supply
    41. 2008 Training Course on Bamboo Technologies for Developing Countries
    42. 2008 Global Katoomba Meeting: Developing an Infrastructure Fund for the Planet
    43. First World Congress of Environmental History 2009
  • REQUESTS
    44. Request for information: foliage
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    45. Community-based Ecological Monitoring – Manual for Practitioners
    46. Doctoral thesis on spice-crop agroforestry systems
    47. Microfinance and forest-based small-scale enterprises – Arabic version
    48. Zimbabwe: Book provides vital data on biodiversity
    49. Other publications of interest
    50. Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    48. Conservation areas ‘neglected’ under current efforts
    52. “Mountains and People” Global Digital Photo Contest
    53. Swedish tree may be world’s oldest

(Cf. news of 2008-02-28, 2008-01-25 and 2007-12-03.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2008-04-17.

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