Presentation on theme: "PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO PROMOTE RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES."— Presentation transcript:
PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO PROMOTE RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Center for International Trade in Forest Products Objectives recommend appropriate marketing strategies for NTFP’s, recommend appropriate strategies to enhance the economic benefits provided to handicraft producers, and recommend appropriate strategies to incorporate NTFP’s as a component of sustainable forest management practices.
Center for International Trade in Forest Products The challenge is identifying a strategy that allows local artisans to receive a greater proportion of the value from their handicrafts.
Non-profit, non-governmental fair trade organization Shortens distribution channel by acting as a direct intermediary between producers and retailers Distributes 60% of sales price to producers versus usual 5-10% Provides cash advances of up to 30% of contract price to producers Provides production and quality control training seminars Provides in-house design services and training programs Provides market information to producer groups