Visioning Future: The Directions and Strategies
From mythology to modernity, spices are the most flavoring part of life and civilization. Its geospatial distribution, adaptive biodiversity and ethno-cultural integrity have offered us huge scope and opportunity from extracting genes of medicinal property to isolating molecular cluster to combat global warming and climate change. Conservation of spices biodiversity, value addition and processing, community stewardships, IPR and biodiversity registrars, connectivity with fiscal and global markets through operating supply chains, and application of GIS can add buoyancy and belligerence as well. A well designed research plan and well-visioned future strategy can help higher and wider socialization of spices through adaptive mass awareness. The country like India has to harness the process of controlled and hi-tech production and to set aside the clichés of production in a natural set-up.