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Developing a medicinal plant value chain : lessons from an initiative to cultivate kutki (Picrorhiza kurrooa) in northern India


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Abstract: In order to promote the twin objectives of conservation and income generation, The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and the Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) undertook an initiative to promote the cultivation of medicinal plants in the Himalayan region of India. This paper examines the results of this initiative and draws lessons from it. The project was carried out in two villages of Uttarakhand, a state in the Central Himalayas in India.
Authors: Alam, G. , Belt, J.
Series Title: KIT Working Papers Series
Country: India
Category: Practice
Serial number: WPS.C5
ISSN: [1876-4142]
Keywords: sustainable development , agriculture , plant production , trade , partnership
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 14
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: Royal Tropical Insitute (KIT)
Year: 2009
Region: South Asia
Right: © 2009 Royal Tropical Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Developing a medicinal plant value chain : lessons from an initiative to cultivate kutki (Picrorhiza kurrooa) in northern India