Cultivating medicinal plants in India

by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Summary

Recognizing the link between plants and rural livelihoods, the Medicinal Plant Conservation Centre (MPCC) in India has advanced medicinal plant conservation and reduced poverty.
$33,000
total goal
$32,710
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

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.

Solution

By promoting cultivation of medicinal herbs, MPCC relieves much of the pressure on dwindling natural supplies of these plants.

Long-Term Impact

Through collaborative botanical inventories, villagers and MPCC have laid a sound foundation for conservation work in the state.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.equatorinitiative.org
Technical Committee recognizes MPCC
Medicinal Plants Conservation Centre
Equator Initiative in the news

Organization Information

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.undp.org
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $290 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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