plants and conservation measures needed the backup of an extensive network of nurseries for saplings. Under the Nursery programme, high altitude satellite nurseries have been set up in Marpha, Manang, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Dolakha districts of Nepal. These nurseries grow and propagate over 1.5 million saplings of high value medicinal plants like Akarkara, Padamchal, Lauth Salla, Kuth, St. John's Wort and more.
As an extension to the nursery programme, Dabur Nepal is also working on a project for development of Agro-forestry systems using critical medicinal plants. This new initiative has been undertaken in collaboration with HARP, a British NGO working in the hill regions of Nepal.
Honey is a very important aid in herbal remedies and Dabur has a strong brand presence through its pure bottled honey. To augment and better manage sourcing of the best Himalayan honey, Dabur Nepal initiated the bee-keeping development programme 3 years ago.
The programme was implemented in collaboration with the Department of Forest through the Forest User Groups in the western Terai region. Over the years, the project has taken off successfully, increasing the yield of honey while providing gainful employment to farmers in the region.