Minimum Support Price
Govt of India has taken a number of initiatives for socio economic development of tribals and recognizing the critical importance...
About TRIFED
Tribals constitute 8.60% of the total population of the country, numbering 104.28 million (2011 Census) and cover about 15% of the...
Training
TRIFED in its endeavor to develop the marketing of minor forest produce is engaged in skill up gradation and capacity building ...
MFPNET
MFPNET is a network of stakeholders in the trade of MFPs which includes individuals, agencies, institutions etc interested in development of MFP.
Retail Marketing
TRIFED aims to improve the livelihood of the tribal communities by creating a sustainable market and create business opportunities ...

MFP Scenario

Scheduled Tribes (STs), have their own cultural norms, social systems and institutions. In terms of economic pursuits, they are very much dependent on nature, especially forests and forest produce, to eke out their livelihoods. An important source of livelihoods for people living in forested areas, are non-wood forest products, generally termed ‘Non Timer Forest Produce (NTFP)’. These include bamboo, canes, fodder, leaves, gums, waxes, dyes, resins and many forms of food including nuts, wild fruits, honey, etc. The NTFP provide both subsistence and cash income for people who live in or near forests. They form a major portion of their food, fruits, medicines and other consumption items and also provide cash income through sale. Some MFPs, especially bamboo and tendu leaf, have significant commercial importance. MFPs comprise a huge variety of products in terms of usage, availability, value and quality. NTFPs vary from being an intoxicant variety like mahuwa to being of medicinal importance like nuxvomica and pungam seed; from being food items like tamarind and chironji to being used as industrial raw material like gum, myrobolans, etc; from having general household usage like brooms to being used in jewelry making like lac.