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Toolkit on Sustainable Harvesting of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)

The “Toolkit on Sustainable Harvesting of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)” provides practical methods and tools needed for the sustainable harvesting of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). The specific objectives of this toolkit are to:

  1. Provide strategy and curricula for training on sustainable harvesting of forest products, focusing on NTFPs;
  2. Offer practical methods and tools required for the sustainable harvesting of NTFPs and
  3. Facilitate to develop skills and capacities of harvesters on sustainable harvesting of NTFPs in general, and the five species of NTFPs (namely Harro, Barro, Amala, Guduchi and Cinnamon) in particular.

This toolkit is mainly targeted for the field facilitators and program managers of development organizations and government agencies who are interested in, and are responsible for the promotion of sustainable harvesting of NTFPs. This toolkit can also be useful for forest user groups and can serve as a reference material for researchers, students, and professionals who are interested in sustainable forest management. It is expected that the forest technicians, suitably trained as facilitators to work with local communities, will be able to carry out the activities as well as handle relevant tools outlined in this toolkit.