The Roadmap of 12th plan period from (2012-13 to 2017-18) assigns the following four main activities to TRIFED:-
1. Retail Marketing Development
2. Minor Forest Produce Marketing Development
3. Skill up-gradation & Capacity Building of ST Artisans and MFP Gatherers
4. R&D Development/Intellectual Proprietary Rights (IPR) Activity
1. Presently TRIFED is marketing tribal products through 44 outlets out of which 37 outlets are its own and 7 outlets on consignment basis in association with state level organizations promoting handicrafts. TRIFED also participates in various exhibitions and fairs to promote the tribal art. Read more..
2. An important source of livelihoods for tribal people are non-wood forest products, generally termed ‘Minor Forest Produce (MFP)’ means all non-timber forest produce of plant origin and will include Bamboo, Canes, Fodder, Leaves, Gums, Waxes, Dyes, Resins and many forms of food including Nuts, Wild Fruits, Honey, Lac, Tusser etc. The MFPs provide both subsistence and cash income for people who live in or near forests. Read More..
3. For Skill up-gradation & Capacity Building of ST Artisans: Read More..
TRIFED has been undertaking Handicraft Development Training in 4 modules:
i. Comprehensive Training Program
ii. PLT-cum-Design Workshop Training followed by Reinforcement Training (PLT- DWT-RT)/Advance Level Training (ALT)
iii. Design Workshop Training (DWT)
iv. Training of Trainers (ToT)
4. TRIFED has been undertaking R&D activities by sponsoring research on number of NTFPs. In TRIFED’s context, R&D is an important aspect as tribals from diverse income levels, age groups, and cultural backgrounds harvest NTFPs for household subsistence, maintaining cultural and family traditions, obtaining spiritual fulfillment, maintaining physical and emotional well-being, scientific learning, and earning income but they still use traditional collection, processing techniques with limited applications and market it as raw or with minimum processing. Read More..