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The process of drafting and revising guidelines for NTFP certification

The process of drafting and revising guidelines for NTFP certification

The process of creating the NTFP guidelines involved numerous experts and collaborators across the globe, with a particular emphasis on Latin America. The guidelines were drafted between 1997 and 1998, with input from the NTFP certification advisory committee, certification experts and other forestry and NTFP specialists. Field-testing took place in three countries: Mexico (chicle), Bolivia (Brazil nut and palm heart), during the first half of 1998.

Authors: Shanley, P.; Laird, S.A.

Topic: guidelines,certification,non-timber forest products

Geographic: Latin America

Series: People and Plants Conservation Series

Publisher: Earthscan Publications, London, UK

Publication Year: 2002

Source: Shanley, P., Pierce, A.R., Laird, S.A. and Guillen, A. (eds.) Tapping the green market: certification and management of non-timber forest products. 20-27

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