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Regional Inception Workshop- ODI
Submit By Mappa Admin on Tuesday, 2008-Aug-26

The title of the project is "Developing Entrepreneurship in Value Chains of Cinnamomum tamala (Bay Leaf):Linking Poor Producers to Markets of Essential Oils and Spices". 


A regional inception workshop was organized on 9-10 May 2008, in Nepal at the ICIMOD headquarter, with the objective to introduce the project and share the approach and methodology with partners and related stakeholders, to identify in a collaborative manner issues in the bay leaf value chain for two project sites, and to finalize and agree on the project action plan for implementation. Project agreements were also signed with the two partners.

Inception Workshop for the CFC Project
Submit By Mappa Admin on Tuesday, 2008-Aug-26
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) has approved a grant of USD 1,681,515 to MAPPA to carry out the project "Medicinal Plants and Herbs: Developing Sustainable Supply Chain and Enhancing Rural Livelihood in Eastern Himalayas".

Networking for Development - MAPPA Launched in China - 2006
Submit By Mappa Admin on Tuesday, 2008-Aug-26
The main goal of the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Programme in Asia (MAPPA) after its devolution to ICIMOD, was to launch and introduce the MAPPA network in the regional member countries including Afghanistan, China and Myanmar. As a follow up to the strategy in China, MAPPA was launched in August 2006 under the leadership of R. B. S Rawat, Regional Programme Coordinator- MAPPA.  ICIMOD in collaboration with the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) organised a two-day launch workshop from 31st July to 1st August 2006, preceded by a three days field visit to Chu Xaiong, Dali and Lijiang prefectures in Yunan province in South West China from 28-30 July.

A high level delegation from ICIMOD RMCs, comprising Dasho Dawa, Director General, Department of Forests, Ministry of Agriculture, and Mr. Raling Nawang Drukdra, Director, Royal Botanical Park, Department of Forests, from Bhutan; Mr. B.S Sajwan, Chief Executive Officer, National Medicinal Plants Board, from India; and Mr. H.K Saiju, Director General, Department of Plant Resources, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation,  Nepal and Prof. R.P Chaudhary, Ex Board Member, ICIMOD, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuban University, Kathmandu, from Nepal participated in the workshop. Including three participants from ICIMOD-MAPPA a total of 25 participants from China attended the workshop.

Inception Workshop for the CFC-FAO-ICIMOD Project
Submit By Mappa Admin on Thursday, 2007-May-31

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: the way out of poverty?




National Workshop on Strengthening Value Chain of Five Selected Herbs
Submit By Mappa Admin on Wednesday, 2007-Mar-28

ICIMOD-MAPPA is one of the co-organisors of this workshop along with GTZ/PSP-RUFIN, AEC-FNCCI and Nepal Herbs and Herbal Product Association.


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