Tag Archives: sustainable livelihoods

70% of us rely on traditional, largely herbal medicine

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative promotes the sustainable management of biological resources, namely medicinal plants to create sources of sustainable livelihoods and impact health needs at the local level. A recent article in the Times of India highlights how the absence of specific laws leads to diminishing resources and knowledge. Read the article

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Empowering women through sustainable livelihoods

The Association of Women of the Highlands (Asociaciõn de Mujeres del Altiplano, AMA) is an inspiring example for a federation driven by women supporting other women to create sustainable livelihoods. What makes AMA so special is that their work is deeply rooted in the local cultural and natural setting and is based on existing knowledge.

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Towards biodiversity conservation & sustainable livelihoods through FairWild certification

The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner TRAFFIC is engaged in promoting biodiversity conservation through sustainable use of economic instruments in the medicinal plants sector. In line with BaCH’s key values, TRAFFIC promotes ethical, inclusive and economically viable management practices. Check out one of TRAFFIC’s pioneering projects in the North-Western Ghats, India and learn more about ways

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Creating sustainable livelihood alternatives for the marginalised Bedouin population

The UNDP Equator Initiative, one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners, awarded the Medicinal Plants Association for its ground-breaking work on protecting and cultivating endemic species of medicinal plants in the St. Catherine Reserve in Sinai, Egypt with the Equator Prize. By creating a market supply chains for locally produced medicinal herbs,

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