local herb and spice recognition
by Kai En Mafrom
Training courses with certificates provide opportunity for development of skilled workers and better usage of local resources. Workshop on herb and spice is organised for the public for promotion the use of natural food ingredients as medicine, both preventive and curative. At the same time, use local plants as biological plant protection contributes to lower the cost of agricultural production.
What's the business opportunity for host and refugee community
Workshop and training courses for both refugees and hosting communities helps to reduce epidemic diseases rate especially caused by sudden change of population in an area. So it also decreases conflicts between the two population groups. At the same time, it contributes to lower the expenditures on health care within the household, which increases the household budgets on other essential activities. And for using local plants as biological plant protection, it increases agricultural produtivity.
How has it been implemented and what impact it had
The local population in many parts of the world knows the local plants very well but lack of the scientific knowledge about the theories behind, which could lead to misuse of plants. Therefore, it is practical to provide the training courses and workshop in a more formal and systematic manner. It is good to combine the knowledge from the two population groups with external forces as mutual ground.
Our Skills and Experience
The proposer has background in nutrition and agricultural sciences, which is good for combining the local plant resource use in public health sector. Also, previous experience in promotion of nutritious food in rural communities would be extra bonus.