2022/02/03 | Research | State & Economy

Black cardamom – a way out of poverty?

In the fight against poverty in the Global South, agricultural exports with high added value are expected to generate higher incomes, tax revenues and foreign exchange. For rural women, they could create new opportunities. An international research team led by the University of Bern has put this idea to the test by analysing Nepal’s cardamom value chain.

By Gaby Allheilig

About the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

CDE is Switzerland’s centre of excellence for sustainable development. One of the University of Bern’s strategic research centres, it is tasked with mainstreaming sustainability throughout the university’s research and teaching. CDE conducts research and teaching on behalf of a more sustainable world. Its aim is to chart pathways to sustainable development and to initiate transformations in line with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

About the author

Gaby Allheilig is Head of Communications at the Centre of Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern.