Non-wood News - Rainforest Alliance's Kleinhan's Fellowship: Reflections from Over 20 Years of NTFP Research
Biennially since 1989, the Rainforest Alliance has offered two years of financial support to a graduate-level scientist whose research strives to understand and enhance the role of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in community development and forest conservation. Funded through the generosity of Elysabeth Kleinhans, to date the Rainforest Alliance has awarded 12 Kleinhans Fellowships to a diverse group of researchers whose scientific rigour, curiosity and dedication to the well-being of forestdependent communities is second to none. Post fellowship, these researchers have stayed remarkably active in the field of NTFPs and forest conservation. In this special feature of the FAO’s Non-Wood News, nine past and present Kleinhans Fellows reflect on the changes in the field of non-timber forest products since their Kleinhans research.