|Project number :
||PPD 19/01 Rev.2 (I)
|Project country :
||Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and Central African Republic
|Submitted by :
||Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
|Implementing agencies :
||International Conservation Union (IUCN Regional Office in Central Africa)
|ITTO funding sources :
||Common Fund for Commodities
|Financed at session No :
This pre-project builds on PPD 19/01 Rev.1 (I) "Sustainable Management of Non-Timber Forest Products in Congo’s Forest Under Sustainable Management". The study should investigate the potential and socio-economic benefits that could accrue from sustainable development of these resources in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, and Central African Republic. The results of the study, which will be shared at a regional meeting, could lead to more sustainable use of resources of adding-value and more effective economic exploitation.
Besides timber products, the Congo Basin's forest ecosystems include an important volume of non-timber forest products (NTFPs). NTFPs are of considerable economic interest for Cameroon, Congo (Republic of), Gabon, and Central African Republic as a whole, and for the local population living in forest areas in particular, due to the fact that NTFPs contribute to the improvement of their living conditions. However, appropriate data or information on these products as a resource base are not available at present.