1 Juli 2007

World of Non-Wood Forest Products

Newsletter No. 06/07

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. 06/07, 2007-06-28

  • PRODUCTS
    1. Acai: Brazilian super food going down a storm in the UK
    2. Bamboo: Dutch Design meets Bamboo
    3. Bamboo bikes: an ecological transport solution for the world’s poor?
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    4. Bee products – honey: Could honey beat MRSA?
    5. Bee products – propolis: NZ bee compound gives tumours the buzz-off
    6. Bushmeat: Poaching for elephant meat threatening survival of forest herds in Central Africa
    7. Cinnamon: Spoonful of cinnamon helps blood sugar stay down
    8. Edible insects: the answer to African food security?
    9. Ginseng may help combat fatigue in cancer patients
    10.Ginseng in the USA: Kentucky faces ginseng export ban
    11.Medicinal plants: Indian herbal exports expected to reach US$3 billion by 2012
    12.Moringa: Sunlight reduces the value of moringa leaves
    13.Mulberry extract may prevent diabetes – study
    14.Mushrooms in India: Kerala research center develop drug to treat cancer
    15.Sandalwood: Security beefed up on Indo-Nepal border
    16.Stevia: Coke, Cargill Partner on Stevia Project
    17.Stevia: Indian farmers benefiting from Stevia cultivation
    18.Truffles: Western Australia to export truffles
    19.Truffles: Experts study the black truffle
    20.Wildlife: Growth in wild animal trade worries Brazil
    21.Wildlife: Asian nations address wildlife smuggling
    22.Wildlife: Crime syndicates smuggling wildlife

  • COUNTRY INFORMATION
    23.Brazil: Top selling products at Mercadão Floresta
    24.England’s trees key to future wellbeing
    25.India: Arunachal Pradesh launches bamboo mission
    26.India: Silk production shows upswing in India
    27.India: Govt to launch enterprise development programme
    28.Lao: Protecting wildlife treasures in the jungles of Lao PDR
    29.Malaysia: Stripped of a natural fibre
    30.Morocco: 300 ha of Argan trees to be reforested south of Morocco
    31.Sri Lanka: Spice industry needs duty rebates to encourage exporters
    32.Sudan threatens industry with gum arabic withdrawal
    33.USA: As ash trees turn scarce, tribe’s livelihood suffers
    34.Vietnam: Forests offer more than wood
  • NEWS
    35.African twig brushes offer all-day dental care
    36.Boreal forest may be home to new medicines
    37.Global Development Awards and Medals Competition
    38.International Year of Natural Fibres 2009
    39.Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: the way out of poverty?
    40.The 200 sites that are home to the world’s rarest beasts
    41.Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products Research
  • EVENTS
    42.RECOFTC Study Tour on Non-Timber Forest Products: Sustainable Management for Sustainable Livelihoods
    43.International conference to promote the development of non-timber forest products and services
    44.Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity
    45.3rd Global Summit on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (GOSMAP-3)
  • REQUESTS[/L]
    46.Request for information: Theobroma grandiflorum
  • LITERATURE REVIEW AND WEB SITES
    47.Bamboo books and reports
    48.International Journal of Ecology & Development (IJED)
    49.The Promise of Non-Timber Forest Products: Roadmaps to Success?
    50.Other publications of interest
    51.Web sites and e-zines
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    52.China tiger trade ban won’t last, official says
    53.New species of tree discovered
    54.One billion trees plan on track
    55.Republic of Korea begins program to plant 1.5 million trees in Mongolia desert

(Cf. news of 2007-04-24, 2007-03-29 and 2007-03-05.)

Source: NWFP-Digest-L, 2007-06-28.

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