The Value Chain Approach for Mountain Development : Case Studies from Uttarakhand, India - ICIMOD Working Paper 2013/6 (2013)
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The level of poverty among mountain populations is linked, directly or indirectly, with specific mountain conditions like geographic isolation, socio-cultural marginalization, poor physical and economic infrastructure and poor access to markets, technologies, and information. Value chain interventions in the high-value products and services sector can successfully engage small farmers and producers.

This publication lays out the findings of action research on six value chain interventions: Malta oranges; Kuth and Kutki, two medicinal and aromatic plants; Indian bay leaf; off-beat tourism; and nettle plant fibres. Based on the findings, the publication recommends continued support for the development of livelihood options related to high-value products and services.
ICIMOD Working Paper

ISBN: 9789291152858 (printed)
Language: English
Pages: 44 p.
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