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1 DRAFT Methodology for Planning Sustainable Management of Medicinal plants in India and Nepal Collaborators

2 DRAFT About the research Aim to develop a widely acceptable and specific methodology for planning sustainable management of medicinal plants. Combine indigenous and scientific knowledge to understand the resource and the factors affecting it. Empower local communities to manage their resources more sustainable way.

3 DRAFT Research sites

4 DRAFT Site in Nepal

5 DRAFT Site in India (need to insert a map of study site map of India-Indresh please insert)

6 DRAFT Early findings Research Communication and its institutionalisation is essential to involve or at least inform entire village so that community interest, participation and acceptance is high, and experiments are not disrupted. System approach is needed for medicinal plant research (this cannot be researched in a reductive experimental way). Many stakeholders have involved in MP sector with different interests such as commercial, basic livelihood, primary healthcare, environmental etc.

7 DRAFT Contd….. Local knowledge enriches forestry science making it user friendly and accessible (eg. control plot). Local people are interested on scientific experimentation of forest resources management (users have planned to experiment on other spp). Local people manage and use locally available medicinal herbs as its knowledge, abundance and access increased.

8 DRAFT Contd…. External trade of MP adversely affect the traditional knowledge based MP management. Reduction in the faith of traditional medicine has led to the erosion of traditional knowledge of MP management which further triggered unsustainable harvesting. It is possible to institutionalize the research processes and empower marginalized section of the community through participatory action and learning.

9 DRAFT Development Value Use of medicinal plants for livelihood generation and primary health care –Local use - local sale Building adaptive capacity of local communities respecting their innovations, values and knowledge for resource conservation –Inclusion of poor and marginalised Develop generic method of harvesting –Blending scientific and traditional knowledge on NTFPs management –Peoples empowerment and skill up gradation

10 DRAFT Dissemination strategies Micro Level (communities, CFUG, JFM) Meso Level (DFO, NGO, FECOFUN, projects) Macro Level (MOFSC, DOF, academic institute, INGO, projects) Int'l Level (Academic institute, int'l devt. agencies) Processes Products Forest maps Brochures Leaflets Posters Technical notes Forest OP FUG Constitution Manuals Reports Experimental Plots Brochures Leaflets Technical notes Discussion note Web Page Articles Manuals Journals Brochures Policy briefs Discussion note Web Page Articles Manuals Journals Reports Brochures Web Page Articles Manuals Training Joint field visits Consultation meetings PRA PAL Meetings Assemblies Workshops Trainings Research team NTFP committee Study tour Field visits Experimentation PAC Mass media (Radio interview) Workshop paper presentation Sharing through emails with interested

11 DRAFT Challenges for dissemination Development of customized messages and products for each categories of audiences Demand different professional competencies for each types of products Impact of the message on the basis of the interest of the recipients

12 DRAFT Photographs (we will insert it later, please send the relevant photo to put here)


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