Publication

Spices and herbs for home and market


The aim of this diversification booklet is to raise awareness - among people and organizations that provide advisory, business and technical support services to resource poor small scale farmers and local communities in low and middle income countries – about the potential opportunities associated with diversification into spices and herbs. It looks at practical ways in which small-scale farmers can improve the fertility of their soils, and help protect them from erosion. The booklet provides an insight into the complementary contribution that these crops can make to livelihoods through local and international trade, and provides advice as to how the right support and services can help promote spice and herb production as both a sustainable and successful diversification option.

Subject:
  Agribusiness development
AGS main series:
  FAO Diversification booklets
Author:
  Melanie Matthews and Michael Jack
Publisher:
  FAO
Issue Number:
  20
Year:
  2011
Language:
  English
URL (link to the individual doc/info):
  http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2476e/i2476e00.pdf