Recognizing the link between plants and rural livelihoods, the Medicinal Plant Conservation Centre (MPCC) in India has advanced medicinal plant conservation and reduced poverty.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In conjunction with local communities, MPCC encourages economic development opportunities through cultivation of medicinal plants, a decentralized system of nurseries raising 50,000 plants of 50 different species, and a network of herbal production centers.
How will this project solve this problem?
By promoting cultivation of medicinal herbs, MPCC relieves much of the pressure on dwindling natural supplies of these plants.
Potential Long Term Impact
Through collaborative botanical inventories, villagers and MPCC have laid a sound foundation for conservation work in the state.
Total Funding Received to Date: $290
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $290 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $33,000.