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Uploaded on Nov 3, 2011
Kachin Herbal Medicine Initiative: Creating Opportunities for Conservation and Income Generation
Pan Kachin Development Society (PKDS) describes an initiative in Kachin State to gather medicinal herbs and produce medicine, set up a clinic, demarcate an herbal medicine forest, and document local knowledge of herbal medicine. PKDS finds that community participation in and ownership over project activities has resulted in sustainable extraction of forest resources, increased awareness among the community about the benefits of conservation, cultural revival, income generation and poverty alleviation.