Van Dhan Vikas Karyakram
The tribal communities primarily depend on collection and sale of seasonal minor forest produces (MFP) for livelihood and income...
Minimum Support Price
Govt of India has taken a number of initiatives for socio economic development of tribals and recognizing the critical importance...
Tribals constitute 8.60% of the total population of the country, numbering 104.28 million (2011 Census) and cover about 15% of the...
TRIFED in its endeavor to develop the marketing of minor forest produce is engaged in skill up gradation and capacity building ...
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 ...

Tribes of India

Tribals are known to be the autochthonous people of the land. Tribals are often referred to 'adivasi', 'vanvasi', 'pahari', 'adimjati', 'anusuchit janjati', etc. India has the second largest tribal population in the world, the first being Africa and tribal Communities are the integral segment of Indian society. India, with a variety of ecosystems, presents a varied tribal population throughout its length and breadth depicting a complex cultural mosaic. India is a home for large number of tribal people, known as “ADIVASI”. Nearly all the tribal people of India have...

MFP Development

An important source of livelihoods for tribal people are non-wood forest products, generally termed 'Minor Forest Produce (MFP) ' means all non-timber forest produce of plant origin and will include bamboo, canes, fodder, leaves, gums, waxes, dyes, resins and many forms of food including nuts, wild fruits, Honey, Lac, Tusser etc. The Non Timber Forest Produces (MFPs) 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. Minor Forest...

Minimum Support Price Scheme

MFP contributes to livelihoods and alleviating poverty of nearly 100 milion people. Ensuring fair returns to these poor people is duty of the State. The people who depend on MFP are also beset with a number of other problems such as perishable nature of the produce, lack of holding capacity, lack of marketing infrastructure, exploitation by middlemen, lack of Govt intervention at the required time and scale, volatile nature of markets etc. Consequently, the MFP gatherers who are mostly poor are unable to bargain for fair prices. Govt. of India has taken...


MFPNET is a network of stakeholders in the trade of MFPs which includes individuals, agencies, institutions etc interested in MFP. It is to be a one stop destination for information about MFP trade scenario in India. The main objective of establishing this network is to bring in public domain trade information for use by different stakeholders.
MFPNET is a network of individuals, agencies Institutions etc interested or engaged in……

  • Chhattisgarh MFP Federation , Raipur
  • Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation if Odisha Ltd
  • Jharkhand state cooperative Lac Marketing & Procurement Federation Ltd.
  • Jharkhand State Minor Forest Produce Cooperative
  • Gujarat State Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
  • Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd.
  • Tribesindia
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