Presentation on theme: "CONSERVATION and SUSTAINABLE USE of MEDICINAL PLANTS (CSMPP)"— Presentation transcript:
1 CONSERVATION and SUSTAINABLE USE of MEDICINAL PLANTS (CSMPP) Medhin ZewduProject Coordinator
2 Project objectivesThe major objectives of the project are capacity building (IPR & field genebank)validation of traditional medicine (safety and efficacy) for treatment of both human and animal disease and;in-situ conservation in and around the Bale Mountains National Park Area.
3 Detailed activities Establishing medicinal plants field genebank Developing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and policy guidelines.Conduct ethnomedical survey to explore utilization of medicinal plants and traditional health practices for the prevention of HIV and mitigation of adverse impacts of AIDS.Conduct research on the propagation and cultivation methods of selected indigenous medicinal plants for human and livestock diseases.
4 ...activitiesPhytochemical studies including, extraction, standardization, safety and efficacy testing, dosage determination and formulation.Development of a National Medicinal Plants Database (NMDP).An in-depth socio-economic survey
5 …activitiesidentify villagers/users having greatest impact on wild populations of medicinal plants through harvesting and other activities andidentify villagers/farmers for on-farm pilot propagation & cultivation trials of medicinal plants to reduce pressure from wild populations.
6 …activitiesAn in-depth biological survey and assessment of in-situ and ex-situ conservation, zoning of key areas within the ParkDevelopment and implementation of appropriate management options and guidelines for sustainable harvesting of medicinal plants.
7 ...activitiesMarketing and utilization of medicinal plants by THPs in and around the Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP).Piloting of farmer based cultivation trials for a selected number of threatened and indigenous medicinal plant species on the boundaries, in home gardens and in buffer zones of the National Park.Training of (a) relevant personnel in the conservation and management of medicinal plants (b) farmers for pilot propagation and cultivation and management.
8 Expected outputsField gene bank established serving research and conservation efforts.Guideline for sustainable harvest of medicinal plants.Cultivation practices of medicinal plants and develop sense of ownership of communities over the resources.
9 …outputsThree phytomedicine for human diseases dosage formulated (tapeworm infections, broncho pneumonia and hypertension)Three phytomedicine for animal diseases (tapeworm infections, mastitis and dermatophilosis) developed.IPR policy guideline for sharing IK
10 ConstraintsProject components were described in the absence of clarity as to the detailed activities to be undertaken under each component. Involvement of communities was not designed properly.Communication among the various stakeholders including communities was not strong; both vertical and horizontal
11 Learning Exchange SOP experts in China, India and South Korea ESTC team in ChinaIBCR, ESTC, THA, EHNRI & CSMPP in India & Sri Lanka.
12 Lessons learnt from the exchange Sri Lankan Medicinal Plants project:The approach in communities’ involvementDesigning income generating activities as incentiveCreating market opportunities (Export and local)Formalizing Traditional Medicine; institutional setups.
13 …lessons learnt Indian experience: various Institutional set up of traditional medicineRole of Self Help GroupsRole of Women in cultivation and production of herbal medicineRole of ITC in PHC
14 ..lessons learnt TBGRI linkage with communities Award for the model for benefit sharingEthnomedical documentationEtc.
15 Follow-up of study tour 1. Documentation of IKv Dynamic farmer based crop genetic resources in-situ conservation project; supported by GEFv CSMPP in traditional medicine; FVM ethnoveterinary survey in two regions; DDR traditional medicine for human use: book is under publishing
16 progresses 1. Validation of traditional medicine Safety and efficacy studies by CSMPPEthnomedical survey by DDR; follow up of the survey being proposed2. Training to Traditional Health Practitioners including TBAsInitiative of Women Association of Tigray; 1400 TBAs trained and provided delivery kits
17 progresses 1. Institutionalizing Traditional medicine v DDR/EHNRI v Ethnobiology department within IBCRv Tigray Health Bureau initiative to integrate the practice…2. Certification of THPsv Initiative of the project (CSMPP) with the MoHv Incorporating the program in the Annual plan of the MoH for certification and provision of training
18 progresses 1. Policy issues v IPR guideline being developed by the ESTCv Access to genetic resources and community benefit sharing.2. In-situ and ex-situ conservation techniquesIBCR’s experience, community collaborative works, study tours in different countries, etc.
19 progresses1. Dissemination of experience learnt in South Asian countriesv The Report shared with the MoHv Introductory workshop conducted in four weredas of Bale zone to farmers and officials of the weredasv Briefly reported on the Annual Review Workshop of the projectv Study tour organized for a group of ten people to TBGRI, first week of May.
20 1. Use of IT at community level? v Satellite distance learning facilities are being setup in the rural areasv ESTC has started establishing IT centers in small towns.
21 Next steps 1. Community based home garden establishment 2. Designing income generating activities for communities (Technical assistance from IUCN)3. Seeking consultancy on involvement of CBOs4. Registering THPs in the different regions and develop guideline for certification