19 Juli 2007

World of Non-Wood Forest Products

Newsletter No. 07/07

The NWFP-Digest-L is an on-line journal of the FAO. It is focusing on issues of note in the world of Non-Wood Forest Products.

Issue of No. 07/07, 2007-07-19

  • PRODUCTS
    1. Bamboo: New technology for mass multiplication of bamboo
    2. Bamboo bicycles in Ghana
    3. Bamboo socks
    4. Bushmeat: Kenyans unwittingly eating zebra, wildebeest
    5. Cork oak forests management project
    6. Ginseng: Korean chilli paste, ginseng products receive recognition as distinct food
    7. Ginseng: Regional ginseng regulation should focus on just one species
    8. Honey: NZ honey science co, German uni to set manuka standards
    9. Honey exports from Brazil totalled US$ 3.2 million in May
    10.Honey exports from Pakistan reach $3.7m
    11.Medicinal plants: Echinacea ‘halves risk of catching cold’
    12.Medicinal plants: Devil’s claw – botanical extract process
    13.Medicinal plants: More drug herbs found in Mabira, Uganda
    14.Moringa oleifera: Philippine health office promotes malunggay
    15.Silk: India’s Central Silk Board and its’10th five-year plan
    16.Silk: China posing threat to Indian silk industry
    17.Truffles in Australia: Truffle growers meet for first AGM

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    18.Australia: Double gain for tea tree oil industry
    19.Australia: WA sandalwood oil crop will be processed early
    20.Bhutan: Grow bamboos, save trees
    21.Bolivian biodiversity potential high
    22.Guyana scrutinizes alternative healers
    23.India: Continuation of the National Mission on Bamboo applications
    24.India: Jharkhand to become a herbal hub
    25.India: Stakeholders meet on prospects of medicinal plants
    26.Lebanon: Illegal imports undercut local pine nuts
    27.Madagascar’s Atsinanana rainforest is world heritage
    28.Namibia: Legal loopholes on bio-trade must be closed
    29.Nigeria: Civil Servant processes shea butter into quality products
    30.Republic of Congo: Traditional medicine will become part of a public health strategy
    31.Rwanda: Turning the nation into land of silk
    32.Suriname: Gold Mining vs. Biodiversity
    33.Uganda: Bees make wonder drug
    34.Uganda: Honey exporters turn to regional markets
    35.Vietnam: Businesswoman brings Sa Pa medical plants to the world
    36.Vietnam: Forest management receives sizable state financial support
  • NEWS
    37.Afrique de L’ouest: La médecine traditionnelle veut jouer son rôle
    38.APFED Showcase Programme
    39.”Authentic and Sustainable” certification standard
    40.Cosmetics from Brazil in Kuwaiti supermarket
    41.Forest disturbance reduces biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest
    42.IFAD and ICARDA – Medicinal Plants Workshop
    43.Primeval beech forests in Slovakia and Ukraine listed as world heritage site
    44.Putting a monetary value on biodiversity
    45.Revolutionary Global Environment Fund Announces $50 Million Expansion
    46.Tribe of honey-hunters fights extinction
  • EVENTS
    47.The Roundtable on Sustainable Forests workshop
    48.International Bamboo and Rattan Expo. & Online Exhibition 2007
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    49.New working documents from FAO’s NWFP programme
    50.Forest Harvesting Case Study on NWFP in the Congo Basin
    51.Other publications of interest
    52.Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    53.Australia: Farmers fell thousands of trees in mass protest over land-clearing laws
    54.Brazil, Peru to cooperate on Amazon rainforest protection

(Cf. news of 2007-07-01, 2007-04-24 and 2007-03-29.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2007-07-19.

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