Review of Welsh NTFP enterprises

Project Title

NTFP study

Geographic Focus



Countryside Council for Wales
Forestry Commission
Welsh Development Agency


Current status and development potential of woodland and hedgerow products in Wales

PDF format Wales NTFP report.pdf (898kb)


  • This project undertook a survey of more than 250 SMEs and woodland managers in 2003. The intention was to profile the existing NTFP sector in Wales in order to determine the areas which offer the greatest potential for enterprise development. The results indicate that most ntfp based enterprises are very small scale but can be an important additional income for farmers, smallholders and the rural underemployed. The areas with the greatest potential were identified as being:

  • Moss collection

  • Foliage collection

  • Native tree seed collection

  • Cultivation of native edible mushrooms


Reports are prepared in Adobe Acrobat Software. If you can not view these files, please download your free copy of this software from the Adobe web site.

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Please contact Wild Resources Limited if you would like further information about this project.