Vivienda Unifamiliar en Casco Antiguo Cafetería Capuccino. Nací en la isla de Mallorca y soy interiorista por la Escuela Superior de diseño Elisava de Barcelona. Comencé mi carrera profesional en Palma de Interiorismo despachos profesionales de forex y desde entonces he colaborado en diversos estudios de arquitectura hasta que, en el año 2007, abrí el mío propio. A special thank you to all those who have shared information with us.
The assessment of impact of trade and marketing on the sustainable use of non-wood forest products is one of FAO’s NWFP Programme’s many activities. The objective of the assessment is to analyse the relevance and applicability of certification and benefit-sharing mechanisms in the field of NWFP. Criteria and indicators have been elaborated, against which production and commercialization are assessed. These schemes aim at providing environmentally sound products, which can be marketed as “green products”. Fair trade schemes and benefit-sharing arrangements focus on social aspects of trade and the adequate share of benefits among stakeholders, including disadvantaged local communities. Product quality standards aim at ensuring that defined production standards have been taken into consideration.
These standards can focus on various aspects such as organic production or product purity. It does not assess any quality standards. These mechanisms are mainly used as marketing and policy tools. The variety of existing schemes, standards and arrangements reflects the different ecological and socio-economic dimensions of sustainability. Market demand appears to be the driving force when choosing a specific mechanism.
NWFP have only recently been incorporated in some of the above mechanisms. The relevance of these mechanisms for the sustainable use of NWFP will be analysed and the methods used to assess the sustainable production and commercialisation of NWFP will be documented by this programme activity. A first review of literature on the ethical and legal aspects related to the trade in NWFP led to the compilation of a Special Feature on the “Commercial use of biodiversity: ethical and legal aspects” published in Non-wood News no. In addition, a report on “Benefit-Sharing Arrangements in the field of Non Wood Forests Products – an Overview” has been compiled and will shortly be available on our Web site. Contacts are being established to various organizations involved in the development and application of certification and benefit-sharing mechanisms. Based on these contacts and an extensive literature review, a documentation of existing mechanisms, organizations involved and case studies will be made available. It is intended to co-organize a workshop in the second half of 2002 in order to clarify further the relevance of certification and benefit-sharing mechanisms related to the sustainable use of NWFP.
We would greatly appreciate receiving any information on existing certification or benefit-sharing mechanisms or related case studies. This information would be duly acknowledged in our documentation. BFP aims to reduce Americans’ ecological footprint on the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska through education, advocacy and campaigning. A survey of medicinal plants and their traditional uses in Iraq. Smuggling is stripping India of rare medicinal plants. Inventory time-cost and statistical power: a case study of a Lao rattan.