Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part A (2014)
The Role of Medicinal Plants in Livelihood Improvement in Uttarakhand.
Author(s): Bipin Chandra Joshi and Rakesh K. Joshi
Abstract: In the face of threats caused by both anthropogenic and natural reasons, the question of the sustainability of medicinal plants has emerged very strongly in recent times. These plant resources, therefore, have become important domains of intervention and are increasingly attracting the attentions of public and private sector policy researchers, policy makers and development program implementers. In recognition of such importance this paper is undertaken to focus on important aspects of medicinal plants in Uttarakhand associated with livelihood. Markets for medicinal plants in Uttarakhand are not in optimally ideal conditions due to an awkwardly longer value chain entangled with many constraints and weaknesses. Therefore, the research examined production and management through an industry-community partnership approach that can improve the existing medicinal plant value chain. The study assessed the local perceptions of the use and cultivation of medicinal plants and the need for conservation of these plants, as well as the features of already ongoing cultivation practices and options for increased cultivation.
How to cite this article:
Bipin Chandra Joshi and Rakesh K. Joshi. The Role of Medicinal Plants in Livelihood Improvement in Uttarakhand.. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2014; 1(6): 55-58.