The aim of this project is to identify, enhance and expand smallholders’ involvement in the management of commercial, forestry-based products at different spatial scales in eastern Indonesia.
In this project, CIFOR is addressing the following research questions:
1. How can forestry and agroforestry management practices be improved to enhance integrated timber and non-timber forest product (NTFP) management and production?
2. What are suitable strategies for effective integrated marketing of timber and NTFPs for smallholders?
3. What policy factors significantly hinder smallholders’ production and competiveness in timber and NTFPs and how can these factors be addressed?
4. What are the key characteristics of an extension program that can deliver information on best practices for timber and NTFP management, production and value-added marketing?
Project activities are designed to meet four objectives:
1. The development and implementation of integrated timber and NTFP production systems to enhance local livelihoods.
2. The identification and implementation of enhanced marketing strategies and value chains to improve timber and NTFP market links for smallholders.
3. The analysis and improvement of policy frameworks to facilitate smallholder production and integrated marketing of timber and NTFPs.
4. The enhanced expansion of smallholder-managed integrated timber and NTFP production systems.