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Collection of Non-timber Forest Products



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Wild honey is an important non-timber forest product that contributes to sustainable community livelihoods in Cambodia's Eastern Plains Landscape
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Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are all forest product other than timber. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, honey or resin, and non-timber construction materials like bamboo, rattan, and certain grasses, but also fish and other wildlife. Many people in and around protected areas in Cambodia depend on the collection of NTFPs for their livelihoods. When external influences decrease crop productivity, local communities resort to forest products as emergency sources to supplement their income.
 

Non-timber Forest Products Factsheet

Resin Collection in Protected Areas

Resin is one of the most important NTFPs collected by rural communities in Cambodia. It is used as a raw material in the manufacturing of varnish, cheap soap, leather making, and sealing wax, as well as for caulking boats and in torches for lighting houses in the village. [Read more...]
 
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Learn more about resin collection.
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Wild Honey and Sustainable Community Livelihoods

Honey collection has been an activity among forest communities for a long time because of its medicinal value. Honey hunting was traditionally mainly used for household consumption, but has now become a commercial activity due to the increasing demand for honey products in the province and the high prices of around 15,000-20,000 Cambodian Riel per litre (ca 3.75-5 USD). [Read more...]
 
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Learn more about wild honey collection
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