NTFP: All biological materials derived from forest except timber in and around forest is called Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP).
HISTORY OF NTFP (PREVIOUSLY SERICULTURE).
It is the sub sector of Forest. Sericulture was introduced in NWFP during 1953-54 with a skeleton staff in Peshawar, Haripur and Bannu. Later on it was extended to other districts of NWFP & FATA. On restructuring of NWFP Forest Department in 2000, Sericulture became a part of Research & Development (R&D) Directorate in order to start and promote NTFP activities like Apiculture, Medicinal Plants, Mushroom development etc. till creation of NTFP Directorate in 2007. All biological materials derived from forest except timber in and around forest is called Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP).
NTFP Department is situated in Civil colony and constituted of three rooms. This office also owing a Nursery (10 kanal 6 Marlas) situated near Bajaur sport complex.The official staff working in this office are 07.
To upgrade NTFP as NTFP Cottage Industry for the improvement of socio-economic condition of the farmers and to grow, protect and utilize the natural resources for incoming generation on sustainable basis at the district level.
Vision/ Future Plan
To work on different Components of NTFP as mentioned below. 1. Apiculture 2. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants 3. Mushroom 4. Pine Needles 5. Wild Fruits 6. Wild Vegetables 7. Spices ingredients 8. Dry Fruit 9. Wild Nuts (Chalghoza, Walnut (akhroots) etc 10. Fodders 11. Olives (Fruits and oils) 12. Fuel Woods 13. Woody Bushes 14. Wild Gum 15. Eco tourism 16. Baskets 17. Sericulture 18. Mazri 19. Kana 20. Flower Culture 21. Zafran
There is no ongoing project in respect of NTFP (Bajaur) during 2018-19.
This office has ADP scheme Title :-
“EXPANSION OF NTFP ACTIVITIES IN BAJAUR”
Date of Approval: 20-11-2015
Date of Completion: 30-06-2018 worked on Apiculture, Mulberry Plants and Mushrooms. Trained framers and distributed 270 bee boxes, 53000 mulberry plants and 500 inoculated bags of mushrooms respectively among the people of Bajaur every year from 2015-18.