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Medicinal Plants Project Phase II



The project aimed to conserve medicinal plant resources in high altitude areas of Bhutan; improve the incomes, employment opportunities and livelihoods of rural communities in high altitude areas; strengthen the organisation, management and cost-effectiveness of the medicinal plants industry; and enhance the availability of high quality medicinal plant products and traditional medicines for both the internal and external markets. LTS was responsible for overall project management and administration including the recruitment and administration of staff and provision of all technical support relating to the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants, the preparation of business plans and launching of commercial operations, and for providing inputs in horticulture, legal aspects in biodiversity, community forestry, commercial realism, medicinal expertise, botanical expertise, TRIPS, protection of traditional knowledge and NTFPs. LTS drew upon its broad network of Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests (ECTF) partners for technical assistance.

Clients:
European Commission

Services:
Ecosystems

Geography:
Bhutan

Date:
2004 - 2007

Keywords:
EC, European Commission, EU European Union, livelihoods, development