Lessons learnt from the project 'International Comparative Analysis of NTFPs Cases' (non-timber forest products) are shared. The presentation covers: the background and rationale for the project; research approach; main findings; and lessons on the research approach. The objectives of the project were to identify trends and patterns in the management, utilisation, and trade of commercial NTFPs; synthesize understanding of the role and potential of NTFPs; and identify conditions that favour NTFP-based development. Case studies in 23 developing countries are included.
Presentation at: ‘PEN: The Long Walk to Impact’, 4th PEN workshop, Barcelona, 8-12 January 2008, 14 pp.