First FairWild Certification

Discussing T. chebula at village meeting, Dhagewadi, Bhimashankar. Picture by Dr Ian Bride

Discussing T. chebula at village meeting, Dhagewadi, Bhimashankar. Picture by Dr Ian Bride

DICE assisted project achieves certification first for India

Professor Douglas MacMillan, Dr Joseph Tzanopoulos and Dr Ian Bride are leading a research project in collaboration with Pukka Herbs, UK funded by DEFRA – Darwin Initiative. This incredible project, based in the North Western Ghats, involves the collection and processing of the fruit of two species by Mahadev Koli tribal people in a way that is sustainable and commercially viable.

Through the involvement of DICE and its partners the quantity and value of the crops has multiplied and substantially increased income to those at the front end of the supply chain. The FairWild certification reflects the impact of this project on local communities and ensures that buyers know they are dealing with legally and sustainably sourced products.

You can find out more by visiting the project page, reading the Kent press release or downloading volume 27, No. 1. of the Traffic Bulletin (pages 8-10).

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