Development of Underutilized Species - An Analysis of Best Practices based on Case Studies for Devil’s Claw, Quinoa and Physic Nut

Summary

In this paper case studies for 3 crops are analyzed to formulate ‘best practices’ in developing the potential of promising species.

The cases concern studies commissioned by the Global Facilitation Unit (GFU) on

  1. Harpagophytum procumbens (Devil’s claw)
  2. Chenopodium quinoa (Quinoa) and
  3. Jatropha curcas (Physic nut).

The development of promising species is a very challenging activity. Often entire marketing and production systems have to be designed or re-aligned to serve the market place. There is fierce competition from established products and engrained consumer preferences to overcome. Nevertheless, if the effort pays off the rewards can be significant in terms of economic, social and environmental benefits



Author
Tom Hazekamp

Publisher
GFU

File type
PDF

File size
95 Kb

Topic
MARKETS AND MARKETING

Related topics
MARKETS AND MARKETING, POLICIES AND STRATEGIES, SOCIAL AND EQUITY ISSUES

Underutilized species mentioned
Chenopodium quinoa, Harpagophytum procumbens, Jatropha curcas

Keywords
economic growth, ecosystems, markets-niche-new, socioeconomic development

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Development of Underutilized Species - An Analysis of Best Practices based on Case Studies for Devil’s Claw, Quinoa and Physic Nut


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