Information, Education & Capacity Building

Information, Education & Capacity Building

Information, Education & Communication (IEC) plays a key role in management, future planning and development of a functioning system with an aim to serve the broader society either on non-profit or for-profit basis. Establishing the communication strategies and dissemination of information on national and international regulatory regime (Laws, Bylaws and Acts) also falls under the purview of the IEC domain. Simultaneously, establishing a constructive network based governance approach for transparent and collective understanding of the issues and solutions among all the stakeholders is generally the main activity conducted in this…

Sustainable Harvesting & Post Harvesting Management

Sustainable harvesting and post harvesting

India can no longer afford to rely on wild collection of MPs from the forests. A change in our mind-set from Collection to Cultivation is therefore essential and must be ensured in our funding structure in this sector. It has also reduced and underestimated India’s role in global herbal business as supplier of raw herbs rather than supplier of good quality finished herbal solutions/medicines. To ensure regular and uninterrupted supply of raw material to industry, good quality well characterized MPs that are in high demand should be cultivated at farmers’…

Research & Development

research and development

Research and development activities contribute to enrichment of flora and fauna, environmental protection and help people through its relevant economic applications in health and medical care. I.Information on medicinal plants, land utlization, mapping, analyses and supply chain. Undertake a major program to collect, compile, analyses, up-date and provide all information on medicinal plants to stake holders. Access the so far conducted studies and data and to make available in new form with a dynamic open ended utilization value.  Mapping and Methods for utilization of degraded or non-forest land for cultivation. …

Forest and Conservation

saving forest

India has total forest area of 6,97,898 sq. km. from which 80-85% of raw medicinal products are extracted from wild populations for the primary herbal health care systems in the country. The extracted products from the local populations are for self-use and for trade to fulfill the requirements of the herbal industry and other end users. Over-harvesting and inadequate management of this ‘minor forest produce’ has brought many of these species under serious threat of extinction. The most vulnerable of these ‘threatened’ species are trees with long life cycles and…