Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Working Group - ECP/GR
Summary The proposal to establish a Working Group on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) was advanced at the first meeting of the Minor Crops Network Coordinating Group, in June 1999 in Turku, Finland. During its eighth meeting, in October 2001, the ECP/GR Steering Committee agreed on the establishment of this Working Group. The MAP Working Group met for its first time in Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia, September 2002. A second meeting was held in Skopje, Macedonia, 16-18 December 2004, jointly with the SEEDNet MAP Working Group meeting. The Group is expected to contribute to the development of the conservation strategy of MAPs at the European level. Legislative limitations, implemented by EU trade regulations on endangered MAPs and low knowledge of biological conditions and biodiversity status urge for coordinated action and involvement of European experts and scientists.
File type Web Page
Topic MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY
Related topics AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING, BIOLOGY, LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS, NUTRITION AND HEALTH, POLICIES AND STRATEGIES
Keywords breeding-plant, certification, conservation-ex situ/ off farm, genetic diversity as resource, genetic diversity within species, genetic resources, germplasm, health, plant breeding, standards