Point-of-Harvest (PoH) Program
The ABFFC is in the process of developing a Point-of-Harvest (PoH) training and market development program for wild harvesters. The PoH program will focus on supporting environmentally responsible and economically viable wild NTFP enterprises.
Our goal is to offer PoH harvester training that is free of charge and recognized by the industry and large landholders such as the US Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.
Potential PoH training topics include, among others:
harvesting & propagation
plant identification & botany
raw material storage & processing
marketing & bookkeeping
Local instructors will lead the way helping PoH participants become more competitive in the marketplace and make the most with their products in the supply chain.
The PoH program is a workforce development project and will depend on support from the companies that buy these materials. If you are a harvester or buyer of raw or value-added material, we need to hear from you about how the PoH program should be designed. Click here to provide your input today.