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 ...


Following are the main objectives for undertaking Research project on Non Timber Forest Produces (NTFPs) by TRIFED:

  • To develop innovative and low cost process/ technology for optimum utilization of available MFPs.
  • To develop tool, implements, methodologies, processes etc. which result in sustainable harvesting and collection of MFPs on a sustainable basis by reducing manual drudgery & waste, increasing efficiency and capacity of the tribal.
  • To develop appropriate technologies for post-harvest management of MFPs concerning sorting , grading , cleaning, dusting , scientific storage, primary level processing for increasing shelf life/ value addition, reducing, process lost etc.
  • Sustainable harvesting to ensure long term survival of forests.
  • Enhance income through value addition of the MFPs.

TRIFED sponsors R&D projects through various reputed institutions like IITs. IICT, Hyderabad, CFTRI, Mysore, Universities etc to find out new & innovative product(s)/ process(s) development so that it can enhance the value of Minor forest produce and livelihood of tribals. During the last few years TRIFED has sponsored 13 R&D Projects which are under various stages of its completion & commercialization.