Helping Farmers in Malabar
Malabar Botanic Garden in India is promoting the cultivation of the state's native medicinal plants, by giving training in relevant techniques to local farmers. Guidance is given on the medicinal plants' cultivation, storage and trade.
Malabar has also published books on this topic, and on the medicinal properties of native plants, which have been distributed to the farmers.
In the last two years over 200 farmers have been trained, and a farmers society has been formed to share knowledge and to promote the mass cultivation and trade of medicinal plants. This has provided a valuable opportunity for these farmers to expand and diversify their crops, safeguarding their incomes.
Source: R.Ansari (survey response).