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The national consultation on corporate initiatives in developing the ntfp sector : scope & strategies

Publication Date :14-Mar-2012

Indian industries have been sourcing their raw materials from the rich & diverse nontimber forest product(NTFP) resources of the country since long

Jhar Darab

Publication Date :28-Jun-2012

Jhar Darab

Jhar Darab

Publication Date :28-Jun-2012

Jhar Darab

A Brief Note on Collective NTFP Marketing: RCDC's Experience

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Collective marketing of NTFPs has been a common strategy to help secure the rights of & benefits for the primary collectors, particularly for women. As well-known the traders and even the intermediaries are men whereas the primary collectors are usually women. Traders thrive on the ignorance & innocence of these primary collectors, and collective effort gives the latter a better scope to deal with the hard realities of market dynamics. It gives a better bargaining power, helps control the process from collection to value addition followed by marketing so as to facilitate sustainable extraction practices, relaxes the burden of loss by sharing among the members, creates better scope for availing support for capacity building (technical/financial), and ultimately makes them able to go beyond trading and support something for the cause of the society(like, facilitating the implementation of Forest Rights Act, providing employment to physically-challenged or otherwise vulnerable individuals, etc.). When cooperatives extend their services for the greater benefit of the society, they become what may be called Socially Embracing Cooperatives.

Procedures of Workshop on Gums & Resins in India

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Gums and resins, commonly used in every day life, are having ample importance as non timber forest produce. Apart from use in torches, embalming chemicals, waterproofing and caulking ships, incense, paints and medicines, a major portion of the gums and resins are also used as food additives. So food industries worldwide are emerging as potential users of gums and resins. Gums and resins are having a niche market globally. A recent statistics says export of gums and resins from India were to the tune of Rs. 5 billion per annum. Inspite of a shift in the global market from natural products to synthetic one, the former has its own place and share in the market. The reason is the growing consciousness for organic/ natural foods. Still a lot to be done for accelerating the production and trade situation both qualitatively and quantitatively. Opportunities to be explored after having a first hand knowledge on the world trade scenario of the produce. Many organizations are working in this line to know the situation. NTFP Exchange Programme in South and South East Asia, a joint initiative of local and regional NGO’s and indigenous organizations in the region is doing a study on the world market of resins and gums. The objective of the study is to assess the overall trade policies and instruments, market situation, production, consumption, value chain, technologies etc. The expected outcome of the study would help in developing strategies for the future.

Proceedings of National Workshop on Protocol Development for Sustainable Governance of NTFP Resources

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) organized a national workshop on 25th and 26th of May, 2010 at Hotel Hindustan International, Bhubanewar. The workshop was attended by ninety one participants from various parts of Odisha and other states. Mostly representatives of community forest protection groups dominated the scene as this workshop was primarily designed to give leading role to the communities. And to support the community initiatives, technical experts from ECOCERT and some other agencies were also invited. The participants included some cooperative functionaries who are dealing with NTFP trading.

Report of the State Level Workshop on Lac Based Livelihood

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

The two-day workshop was organized by RCDC in Hotel Suryansh, Bhubaneswar on 8th and 9th of November 2010. The objectives of the workshop were as under: (a) To provide a platform to unite various stakeholders of lac, particularly the primary collectors/ cultivators, processors and traders for a common cause i.e. promotion of lac based livelihood in the state that already has a rich tradition of lac based activities. (b) To prepare a set of recommendations for submission to the government so that a pro-poor policy to this effect can be adopted. The workshop was supported by Key Stone Foundation, Kotagiri. More than 80 participants from different parts of the state attended this programme majority of whom were cultivators and artisans.

Report of the National Workshop on Sustainable Management of NTFP

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

The two-day workshop was organized with the joint endeavor of Regional Centre for Development Cooperation, (RCDC), Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur at TFRI campus Jabalpur. The objectives of the workshop are: 1. To identify issues relate to sustainable management of forest and NTFPs in different states and takes stock of initiatives taken to address these issues by the forest department, researchers, NGOs etc. 2. To identify and develop models of crosscutting, especially in the context of primary stakeholders, i.e. forest protecting communities and primary NTFP collectors. 3. To develop a uniform approach for planning on sustainable forest management with the roles of various stakeholders clearly defined.

The Industrial Perspective of NTFP in India

Publication Date :07-Feb-2013

Indian industries have been sourcing their raw materials from the rich & diverse non-timber forest product resources of the country since long. As detailed below they use either one or more of these products and are in some cases almost exclusively or critically dependent on the same: • Paper industry: Bamboo(critical), sabai grass • Bidi industry: Tendu leaf(critical) • Lac processing industries: Lac(critical) • Leather industry: Chebulic myrobalan and some other natural tan-stuff from forest • Pharmaceuticals: Wide range of NTFPs used(critical in some cases, like Boswellia serrata cream produced by CIPLA) • Cosmetics: Wide range of NTFPs used(critical in some cases) • Agarbatti industry: bamboo stick, glutinous bark, sal resin, guggul, etc.(critical) • Vanaspati industry: mahua oil, sal seed oil, etc. • Bio-fuel industry: karanj seed, etc.

NTFP Policy Regime after FRA

Publication Date :31-Dec-2010

RCDC intends to bring a policy change through this publication at appropriate level, with corresponding reflections at the ground level. Whereas the present study analysed the situation in eight states of India, the basic observations are more or less same throughout the country; hence the basic recommendations & conclusions are applicable for the country. However, some of the statistical data might have changed in the meantime, and also few policy changes might also have occurred at the state level. Readers are therefore advised to update themselves with the latest developments.

Planning Sustainable NTFP Management

Publication Date :30-Apr-2013

Non-Timber Forest Products/Produces(NTFPs), otherwise mentioned as Non-Wood Forest Products/Produces(NWFPs) in the west and as Minor Forest Products/Produces(MFPs) in India usually referred to the secondary production in the forest in the timber-centric management approach. During the colonial period, their list included all kinds of forest products other than timber and firewood, ranging from fruits/flowers/leaves to minerals and wildlife products such as feathers.

Planning Sustainable NTFP Management (Odia)

Publication Date :30-Apr-2013

Non-Timber Forest Products/Produces(NTFPs), otherwise mentioned as Non-Wood Forest Products/Produces(NWFPs) in the west and as Minor Forest Products/Produces(MFPs) in India usually referred to the secondary production in the forest in the timber-centric management approach. During the colonial period, their list included all kinds of forest products other than timber and firewood, ranging from fruits/flowers/leaves to minerals and wildlife products such as feathers.

Planning Sustainable NTFP Management (Hindi)

Publication Date :30-Apr-2013

Non-Timber Forest Products/Produces(NTFPs), otherwise mentioned as Non-Wood Forest Products/Produces(NWFPs) in the west and as Minor Forest Products/Produces(MFPs) in India usually referred to the secondary production in the forest in the timber-centric management approach. During the colonial period, their list included all kinds of forest products other than timber and firewood, ranging from fruits/flowers/leaves to minerals and wildlife products such as feathers.

Green Manifesto

Publication Date :22-Mar-2014

The NGO sector is probably the third largest organized employment sector after the public- and private sectors. NGOs work in the public interest with a mixed attitude of professionalism and voluntarism to supplement and/or complement the efforts of a welfare State(government). Their strength lies in their flexibility and adaptability to the work environment, which helps them act swiftly unlike the government machinery which is tangled with redtapism. They successfully link academicians, technocrats, bureaucrats, social scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders for the greater cause of the people and the nation. Develop and promote the NGO sector as the development partner; help stabilize this potential sector for employment.

Kendu Leaf Workshop Report

Publication Date :18-Apr-2014

Kendu Leaf Workshop Report 19th Dec 2013