The Access Initiative

The Non-Timber Forest Products- Task Force is a coalition of non-governmental organizations and people's organizations focused on the development of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) sustainable management of tropical forests. The Task Force helps empower forest-based communities by developing culturally appropriate, sustainable NTFP-based livelihoods and community-supportive resource management policies. The Task Force aims to advocate for a policy framework that supports and responds to sustainable community resource management practices and provide opportunities to increase income and social and environmental benefits of forest-based communities through sustainable livelihood initiatives. The Task Force also aims to establish a strong, sustainable, and viable network of community-based resource management practitioners and advocates cooperating towards forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods.