What is NTFPs Enterprises?
Non-Timber Forest Products are the products or services other than the timber that are naturally produced in the forests and can be harvested for human use without cutting down trees. For example, fruits and nuts, vegetables, fish and game, medicinal plants, resins, essences and a range of barks and fibres such as bamboo, rattans, and a host of other palms and grasses. Moreover, NTFPs are used and managed in complex socio-economic and ecological environments.
Crucially, the NTFPs have been encouraged by the government, conservation and development agencies and non-government organisation in a way of helping the sale in order to boost income for indigenous people in tropics and encourage forest conservation.