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Cultivating a healthy enterprise : developing a sustainable medicinal plant chain in Uttaranchal - India

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Abstract: Supply chain analysis provides a powerful tool in designing actions that enhance sustainable economic development. An approach was developed where stakeholders interact to construct a sustainable and equitable chain. A case study was conducted on medicinal plants in Uttaranchal, India. Medicinal plants are a fascinating global enterprise; they play a unique role in health care, culture, biodiversity and rural economies. Worldwide the demand for medicinal plants is growing. The mountains of Uttaranchal have the potential to become a major supplier. The central question is how this opportunity can be transformed into reality. This bulletin provides some answers and insights in the lessons learned. It summarizes the findings of field research carried out in the Chamoli area. Recommendations are made regarding policy reforms, stakeholder dialogue, the promotion of cultivation and removal of market uncertainties. The authors believe that a sustainable medicinal plant chain can be developed, creating livelihood opportunities for people in remote and marginal areas. Similar initiatives, covering other regions and supply chains, can flourish with the lessons learned from this inspiring case.
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Authors: Belt, J. , Lengkeek, A.G. , Zant, J. van der , Yadav, A.K. , Dimri, A.K. , Alam, G.
Series Title: Bulletin : Development Policy and Practice
Country: India
Category: Practice
ISBN: 90-6832-839-5
Serial number: 350
ISSN: 0922-7911
Keywords: plant production , trade , enterprises
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
PAGE: 56
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: KIT Publishers
Year: 2003
Region: Asia , South Asia
Right: © 2003 KIT
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Cultivating a healthy enterprise : developing a sustainable medicinal plant chain in Uttaranchal - India