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PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO PROMOTE RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES.

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1 PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO PROMOTE RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES.

2 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.

3 Project locations

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5 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri palm

6 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri palm on Palawan Island

7 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri split production on Palawan Island

8 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Carrying the buri splits to the river

9 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri splits are soaked and combed to produce fibers

10 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri fibers are dried and bundled

11 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri fibers ready for dyeing and weaving

12 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Looms are used to weave buri products

13 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Buri tablecloth, placemats, and coasters

14 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Pandan

15 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Pandan is an erect palm

16 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Pandan leaves are split prior to rolling

17 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Pandan leaves are rolled to make them supple

18 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Pandan leaves being rolled

19 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Weaving a pandan mat

20 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Weaving a pandan basket

21 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Forest Vines, Branches and Leaves

22 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Gugo vine used in the production of handicrafts

23 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Gugo vines at the local supply shop

24 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Hagnaya vines being carried out of the forest by collectors

25 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Hagnaya vines being dried prior to sorting

26 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Hagnaya vines sorted at local supply shop

27 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Production site for a rural handicraft worker

28 Center for International Trade in Forest Products NTFP Artisans and Products Philippines

29 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Rural handicraft worker making a wooden birdhouse

30 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Finished product: wooden birdhouse

31 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Handicraft contract from the Manila exporter

32 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Vine basket made to contract specifications

33 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Contract handicraft workers are generally paid by the piece

34 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Handicrafts provide employment for rural families

35 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Basket frameworks are prepared first

36 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Finished hinggiw basket

37 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Baskets are produced from a wide variety of raw materials

38 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Rural handicraft worker producing baskets from coconut leaf sheaths

39 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Basket from coco leaf sheath and hagnaya vines

40 Center for International Trade in Forest Products NTFP Artisan and Products Hawai’i

41 Local artisan producing baskets from NTFP’s in Hawaii

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44 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.

45  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

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48 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Bamboo

49 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Bamboo is used extensively in the handicraft industry

50 Center for International Trade in Forest Products The bamboo is first scraped…

51 Center for International Trade in Forest Products then split…

52 Center for International Trade in Forest Products and cut to size…

53 Center for International Trade in Forest Products and sorted by size…

54 Center for International Trade in Forest Products before being used to manufacture kubo structures

55 Center for International Trade in Forest Products Kubos come with a variety of designs and options

56 Center for International Trade in Forest Products A floating restaurant with kubos and bamboo walkways


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