Edible wild orchid trade: sustaining livelihoods and biodiversity in Zambia
Dr Ruth Bone
Host Country Institutions:
DESCRIPTION: Food security and livelihoods of poor rural women and girls in Zambia are enhanced through development of a community based natural resource management plan for wild orchids, preventing their over-exploitation (that includes trade across national borders), while building capacity for participatory biodiversity conservation, research, environmental education and policy development
PURPOSE: Sustainable orchid harvest, cultivation and conservation adopted in poor Zambian communities, providing improved livelihoods and security for women, and enhanced local and national governance of wetland genetic/species diversity.