The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with five regional offices located in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru. The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.
Forests in the Mediterranean region are not only important because of their high ecological value, but also due to their contribution to the human welfare in the region. The multifunctional nature of these forests has since long been recognised. Already in the 15th century, in some parts of the Mediterranean region, the forests were mainly managed for soil and water conservation and only secondary for wood production. Also in the present, the Mediterranean forests are appreciated, not only for producing wood forest products, but rather for the provision of non-wood forest products and services.
Vascular Plant Taxonomy & Bibliography of Croatian Flora
Enginn veit með vissu hvað íslenzka flóran hefur að geyma margar tegundir af plöntum í víðustu merkingu þess orðs. Hópur íslenzkra vísindamanna vinnur að því að rannsaka hana betur og betur, og á hverju ári finnast allmargar nýjar tegundir, bæði af sveppum, fléttum og mosum sem ekki var áður vitað að væru til á Íslandi. Það heyrir hins vegar til undantekninga að nýjar blómplöntur og byrkningar finnist, að undanskildum þeim sem maðurinn flytur til landsins.
The Non Wood Forest Products Database (NWFP) allows to display the data available regarding their production and exports for a specified country when available. Data are coming from literature reviews done every two years. Please read the country report when they are available to learn more about the NWFP. Choose one of them in the legend to see it alone and zoom in directly in the chart with your mouse.
There are a huge number of undervalued and overlooked food plants in the world. The FPI database provides accessible information about these plants to support production of locally relevant and nutritious food, and enable people to appropriately value their local foods. The searchable database has information on scientific name, genus, common names, synonyms, plant description, production and use notes, nutritional value, pictures and references. The data is not complete for all food plants. As you can imagine, documenting this range of information for over 27,600 plants is an enormous task. If you have information you would like to contribute, we would be very happy for you to contact us.The uses of this data are limited only by your imagination. You can identify local plants, assist with production issues, or promote the most nutritious food to the most vulnerable sectors of the community.
The Forest Policy and Innovation Database of the European Forest Institute Central-East European Regional Office (EFICEEC) actively collects: international, EU and national policies as well as interesting cases of innovations that affect the forest-based sector in Europe.
In the 1960s, researchers began systematically studying the use of computerized quantitative models to support and improve decision making and planning. Around 1970, first articles on management decision systems, strategic planning systems and decision support systems (DSS) in general were published in business journals. Within this domain, business administration and managerial decision making have been initial major areas of DSS development and application.
Directory of Scottish NTFP species
Register of models for forest
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Kew Gardens is one of London’s top visitor attractions and Wakehurst, our second garden in West Sussex, is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.
MycoBank is an on-line database aimed as a service to the mycological and scientific community by documenting mycological nomenclatural novelties (new names and combinations) and associated data, for example descriptions and illustrations.
Nontimber Forest Product Resources for Small Forestland Owners and Businesses
This database aims to become a comprehensive source of data on non-timber forest products in the South and Southeast region. It showcases those NTFPs in the six countries where EP partners have a presence, namely India, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
PhytoTrade Africa was established in 2001 as the trade association of the natural products industry in Southern Africa. Our purpose is to alleviate poverty and protect biodiversity in the region by developing an industry that is not only economically successful but also ethical, sustainable and Access and Benefit Sharing compliant.
Plants For A Future (PFAF) is a charitable company, originally set up to support the work of Ken and Addy Fern on their experimental site in Cornwall, where they carried out research and provided information on edible and otherwise useful plants suitable for growing outdoors in a temperate climate. Over time they planted 1500 species of edible plants on 'The Field' in Cornwall, which was their base since 1989. Over ten years ago, Ken began compiling a database, which currently consists of approximately 7000 species of plants.
……promoting the sustainable use and conservation of the plant resources of the South East Asia region for the better livelihood of the regional communities…….
PROTA stands for Plant Resources of Tropical Africa . It is an international documentation programme on the useful plants of Tropical Africa. It synthesizes dispersed information, makes it readily available in various forms and stimulates its use for extension, education, research, development and governance. It contributes to greater awareness and sustainable use of the world heritage of African useful plants, with due respect for traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights. PROTA is registered as a not-for-profit Foundation in the Netherlands and as an international NGO in Kenya : one programme, two legal entities.
Since 1996, Raintree has been dedicated to providing accurate and factual information on the important plants of the Amazon Rainforest, therefore this section of the Raintree web site is the most extensive. This Tropical Plant Database is continuously under construction as we continue to add more rainforest plants which are under research and update the information on the plants in the database.
The Rural Opportunities Network is an open network of people and knowledge, focused on raising awareness and creating opportunities for small businesses engaged in the sustainable use of natural resources.
A pan-European project to support the sustainable exploitation of forest resources for rural development.