15 Jun, 2020
A webinar was organised for North-East region on 15th June 2020 by the Private Business Action for Biodiversity project (PBAB) in collaboration with Spices Board of India, IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative and National Sustainable Spice Platform (NSSP). This was part of the NSSP launch programme. The virtual event was well-covered and attended by 246 participants. Mr Ramkumar Kumar Menon briefed on NSSP, the projects covering 5 spices, viz., chilli, turmeric, cumin, coriander and pepper. Mr D Sathiyan, Secretary Spices Board of India spoke about the current situation the spice industry is going through and the major programmes that have been planned to be implemented in the North Eastern states. Spices sector is seeing increased demand as importers from other countries are requesting for uninterrupted supply of Indian spices, especially turmeric due to the immune boosting properties. Dr Poonam Pandey (Advisor, PBAB project) shared her views on the Biodiversity and linkages with businesses.
The global PBAB project promotes promising methods and instruments for biodiversity-friendly production and commercialisation. It tests and enhances them and systematises the experience gained in a way that enables both private and public actors to use them. In India, the project addresses spice cultivation in the Western Ghats, a mountain range in southern India that is known for its great biodiversity. The PBAB project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Read More
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