Implementing the NTIS in the sector of medicinal and aromatic plants (IN-MAPs)

Starting Date: January 2018
Ending Date: April 2019
Location: Pyuthan, Dang, Banke, Surkhet, Kailali and Kanchanpur
Donor(s): giz Nepal
Implementation Partner(s): NA

This project had the objective to contribute to a socially balanced economic development of the poor and ultra-poor inhabitants through improving production, collection, processing and marketing of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs).

The project carried out field level coordination and activities for the improved capability of the collectors, value chain actors, facilitators and the local partners; assessment of needs in the project districts for improved production and productivity of the selected NTFPs; provision of relevant information, equipment and services for improved harvesting, post harvesting handling and value addition; effective delivery of extension services from DPROs and DFOs; and increased institutional strengthening of local partners. This project, among others, established 8 MAPs information centres in the District Forest Offices of Banke, Dang, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Pyuthan and Surkhet and District Plant Resource Offices of Banke and Kailali districts, and 6 Common Facility Centres for MAPs with provision of warehouse, shed houses, fiber dryer house, and distillation units; and supported the communities with installation of 16 distillation units, 29 shed houses, 173 dryer houses, and 13 energy efficient irrigation systems including 1 solar water lifting system. Over 50 MAPs entrepreneurs and professionals were capacitated on business plan preparation and market system development.