30 Sep, 2020
A webinar was organised on cardamom on 29 September, in collaboration with Spices Board of India and National Sustainable Spice Platform (NSSP). The event was well covered and attended by 150 participants. Mr Ramkumar Kumar Menon briefed on NSSP, the projects covering spices, viz., cardamom, turmeric, cumin, coriander and pepper. Mr D Sathiyan, secretary Spices Board of India informed on the current situation the spice industry is going through and the major programs that have been planned to be implemented on cardamom which faces many challenges, esespecially when it comes to pestcide contamination. Dr Poonam Pande 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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