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NTFP Enterprises Enterprises & Marketing Most NTFP enterprises are: Small – having few employees Low visibility Easily displaced BUT, May be easier to start Relatively lower risk Images: IFCAE (L), dwilsey(R)
Some additional resources… Online Print MyMinnesotaWoods.com Center for Integrated Natural Resource and Agricultural Management, (CINRAM.umn.edu) TrueNorthWoods.com Institute for Culture and Ecology, (IFCAE.org) The Overstory, (Agroforestry.net) Non-Wood News, (http://www.fao.org/forestry/nwfp/en) Non Timber Forest Products in the United States – E. Jones et al. 2002 Tapping the Green Market: Certification and Management of Non-Timber Forest Products – P. Shanley et al. 2002 Goods from the Woods: Developing your Non-Timber Forest Product Business – T. Brigham 1998
“If American agroforestersextend their attention to micro-growers, such as backyard and community gardeners, other urban agriculturists, hobby farmers, and small acreage owners, they could both derive valuable know-how from these new collaborations and promote agroforestry concepts to the groups previously not associated with agroforestry.” -Sharashkin et al 2005