About a hundred million people living in and around forests in South and Southeast Asia depend on non-timber forest products (NTFPs) for their subsistence and cash income. NTFPs and NTFP-derived products such as furniture, honey, varnish, beeswax candles, herbal medicine and many others are necessities in urban communities and big cities, too.
Recognizing the potential benefits of sharing experiences and pooling expertise, an informal group of practitioners working in local initiatives in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam and the Philippines formed in 1998. As the partnerships strengthened and initiatives intensified, the group decided to register as a non-profit organisation based in Manila, Philippines in September 2003.  
Today, NTFP-EP has fully established programs and country offices or coordination nodes out of Manila, Bogor,  Phnom Penh, Miri,  Hochiminh City, and Tamil Nadu.
For more information, visit https://ntfp.org
The Green Livelihoods Alliance (2021 - 2025) is an alliance of Gaia Amazonas, IUCN NL, Milieudefensie, NTFP-EP, SDI and Tropenbos International, with Fern and WECF as technical partners. GLA aims to ensure that tropical forests and forest landscapes are sustainably and inclusively governed to mitigate and adapt to climate change, fulfill human rights and safeguard local livelihoods. 
For more information, visit https://greenlivelihoodsalliance.org/

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) is an intergovernmental organisation that facilitates regional and global cooperation on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair and equitablesharing of benefits arising form the use of these resource. It was established in 2005 as ASEAN's response to the challenge of biodiversity loss.

For more information, visit www.aseanbiodiversity.org

The Forest and Farm Facility provides direct financial support and technical assistance to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations representing smallholders, rural women’s groups, local communities and indigenous peoples’ institutions. Collectively, forest and farm producers have the potential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to respond to climate change at landscape scales. A partnership between FAO, IIED, IUCN and Agricord, the Forest and Farm Facility is funded by the EU through the FAO-EU FLEGT programme, Finland, Germany, Norway through the Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism of FAO, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United States of America.
For more information, visit http://www.fao.org/

The International Forestry Students’ Association is the largest  global network of students in forestry and related sciences,  united in their endeavor to learn about forests, cultures and the  environment. IFSA is a non-political, non-profit and non-religious  organization that is entirely run by students, globally organized and  locally operating. 
Mission: To enrich our members’ education through international events, networking  and intercultural exchange. 
Vision: IFSA’s vision of “a world that appreciates forests”  describes the dream of having all the people and  societies on earth recognize the full value of forests and fully understand them, grasping their 
implications and being grateful for their multi-fold contributions to humanity. 

For more information, visit https://ifsa.net/

RECOFTC strives for a future where people live equitably and sustainably in and beside healthy, resilient forests. It takes a long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender equity. It is the only non-profit organization of its kind in Asia and the Pacific. With more than 30 years of experience working with people and forests, RECOFTC has built trusting relationships with partners at all levels. Its influence and partnerships extend from multilateral institutions to governments, private sector and local communities. RECOFTC’s innovations, knowledge and initiatives enable countries to foster good forest governance, mitigate and adapt to climate change, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change. For more information, visit www.recoftc.org.

Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) is an Asian alliance of national farmers organizations composed of small scale women and men family farmers, fishers, indigenous peoples, forest users, herders, and pastoralists.
We were established in 2002 as we saw the great need to come together to share, learn and act on our common desire for a better quality of life for ourselves, our families, and our farming communities.
AFA invites national farmer organizations as members. We work with other CSOs in facilitating the formation of national farmer organizations and cooperatives and in continuously building their capacities.
more information, visit https://asianfarmers.org
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