NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS
FROM VELD PRODUCTS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - PROTECTING AFRICA'S
Specialists in Non-Timber
products include foods, medicines, craft materials, tannins,
gums, resins, dyes, essential oils, florist materials, ornamental plants,
insects, horns, hides, skins and many other renewable natural
Veld Products Research
& Development (VPR&D), is a Botswana-based Non-Governmental
Organisation (NGO), established in 1981 to research and develop a wide range
of veld products and to investigate suitable management systems for natural
resources in order to ensure sustainable utilisation.
VPR&D's main research sites and nursery facilities are located in Gabane,
a village 18 kms west of Gaborone. A Board of Directors comprised of individuals
who are farmers in the Gabane community as well as senior people in Government
and in other NGOs governs VPR&D.
In addition to its nursery-based research, VPR&D undertakes field activities
throughout Botswana and the Southern Africa region.
include community-based project activities as well work on indigenous fruit
tree planting trials and agroforestry trial plots located throughout