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International Congress on Medicinal Plants, Errachidia, March 16-19, 2005
Posted by: Admin on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 - 12:18 AM
Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques Errachidia, UFR Physiology of Nutrition and Endocrinian Pharmacology and Laboratory of Protection and Preservation of Natural Resources are jointly organizing the International Congress on Medicinal Plants which will take place in Errachidia, Morocco from 16th to 19th March 2005.

The objectives of the congress are as under:-

- Developing collaboration between scientific researchers in the field of medicinal plants and natural products
- Updating informaton and techniques used in the study of pharmacological activities of medicinal plants
- Preservation of traditional knowledge in phytotherapy
- Debate problems and solutions related to different aspects of the phytotherapy
- Contributing to development of Moroccan Industry dealing with natural products

Important dates:-

Deadline for abstracts submission: 10th January 2005
Deadline for full length papers submission: 10th February 2005

For more information on the congress, please visit the website

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African Regional Training Course in Plant Conservation Strategies
Posted by: Admin on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 05:14 AM
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10th October to 3rd November 2004

As part of the implementation of the CBD Global Strategy for Plant Conservation especially Target 15 'Building capacity for the conservation of Plant Diversity: The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities in plant conservation increased, according to national needs, to achieve the targets of this strategy'; funding has been sought to bring to together African plant conservation practitioners for a training course to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 10th October to 3rd November 2004. The course is being run as a joint initiative of Makerere University and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew with support from BGCI and the CBD secretariat. The course will include formal presentations and field work focused on the 16 outcome targets of the CBD Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Tuition, travel and modest accommodation costs will be covered for participants. The participants will be required to host cascade seminars on the Strategy in their countries after completion of the course.

For expression of interest, send your CV by email to reach by 5th September 2004 for transmission to course organizers to:

Stella Simiyu
SCBD/BGCI Program Officer
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

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Global Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Medicine
Posted by: Admin on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 02:59 AM
Johannesburg, South Africa, 16-18 March 2005

The main ojective of this conference is to review current indigenous knowledge laws and to recommend changes and amendments wherever necessary. It will also give participants a chance to educate indigenous healers on how to develop and protect their medical products, process and procedures; and also to promote collaboration between indigenous healers, conventional medical practitioners and corporate institutions for joint development and sharing of intellectual property rights of medicinal products, processes and procedures.

For more information, please visit the site

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Medplant: Global Research and Policy Network on Medicinal Plants
Posted by: Admin on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 02:35 AM
MedPlantNet News

IDRC has been supporting a program of information exchange at the global level among regional partners and networks working on research and development of medicinal plants and traditional medicine. Wide ranging members of this group including networks, research institutes, NGOS, government agencies, and industry participated in a 12 week e-discussion on South-South Networking on Medicinal Plants which started from May 03rd to July 24th 2004

The e-discussion focussed on four main themes integral to sustainable use of medicinal plants

- Conservation and Sustainable Management and related policy
- Equitable Trade and Markets and related policy
- Access and Benefit sharing and related Policy
- Health and related policy

The main objectives of the discussion were:-

- to identify areas of experience that regional networks have to offer to other regions;
- to identify and prioritize areas for exchange and collaboration across regions;
- to discuss best mechanisms to engage in this exchange and collaboration; and
- to develop strategy to move this agenda forward.

The synthesis document of the e-discussions prepared by Ms. Seema Bhatt, Facilitator of the e-group, is available at "Resources" section under "Downloads"

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Dossier Plantes m�dicinales
Posted by: Admin on Wednesday, July 07, 2004 - 04:32 AM
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Le CRDI, par le biais de son Initiative de programme "Utilisation durable de la biodiversit�", soutient diff�rents projets dans la sous-r�gion ouest-africaine sur la pr�servation, la conservation et la valorisation des plantes m�dicinales.

Au S�n�gal, avec le projet mis en oeuvre par Enda Tiers-Monde avec l'appui de l'UICN sur l'importance �conomique des plantes m�dicinales, le CRDI contribue �galement � boucler la boucle par la mobilisation des parlementaires sur cette importante question afin d'aboutir � l'adoption d'une loi.

A travers la presse s�n�galaise, suivez les diff�rentes activit�s et �tapes du projet:

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