Workshop on Non-Timber Tree Product (NTTP) Market Research.

TitleWorkshop on Non-Timber Tree Product (NTTP) Market Research.
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsWitcover J, Vosti S
Series TitleEPTD Workshop Summary
InstitutionInternational Food Policy Research Institute
CityWashington, DC.
Report Number3
Keywordsecosystems, Environment, forest, Timber, tropical
AbstractThese are yet early days in the search for mechanisms that reflect concerns over both poverty alleviation and appropriate natural resource management in tropical environments. The search grows out of a rising awareness that answering the needs of these areas' human inhabitants may well be a sine qua non for environmental success, and vice versa. Frequently found on the "short lists" of planners, policy makers, aid donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and farmers themselves for such mechanisms have been non-timber forest products (NTFPs)— items such as medicinal plants, tropical fruits, and building poles, extractable from forest environments and inherently suited to tropical ecosystems (more so than annual cropping systems, especially in areas with poor soils).