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Spice and herb plants do not require large land areas for
profitable cultivation and can also be gathered from the wild. In
the case of cultivation, growing can be achieved without excessive
investments as many spice and herb plants can be produced with
minimal inputs of cash, labor and land. They are often an ideal
crop to be integrated into small-scale farming systems and are
suitable for smaller garden production.
This publication aims to create awareness about the potential
opportunities and advantages for spices and herbs as a viable
diversification enterprise to enhance the livelihoods of
small-scale farmers. The focus is on spice and herb enterprises
being integrated into small-scale farming systems, alongside
traditional crops and livestock, and/or harvested from wild plants.
Opportunities for value addition are also highlighted.