Saving What Remains
NWFPs include foods (nuts, fruits, mushrooms, honey, game, gums); food additives (spices, herbs, flavorings, sweeteners); fodder; fibers (furniture, clothing, construction); fragrances for perfumes; ornamental pods and seeds; resins; oils; plant and animal products with medicinal value.
While FAO estimates that 80% of the developing world relies on NWFPs for some purpose in their everyday life, NWFPs also play an important role in the international marketplace with over US$1.1 billion in trade.
Although many NWFPs are collected on a local level by peasants, some NWFPs have been successfully domesticated for large scale production.
|Sustainable Dev - Agriculture
Foods & Genetic Diversity
Medicinal Drugs & Pesticides
Types of Reserves
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