In the framework of the National Strategy for the Sustainable Management and Development of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAPs), ProFound consultants Bert-Jan Ottens and Gustavo Ferro headed to Morocco last October for a two-week mission. During these two weeks, ProFound combined efforts with the other project partners and acted on two main fronts: engaging with the private sector and elaborating a resource assessment strategy for the project species (rosemary, thyme, pyrethrum, and oregano). The mission encompassed strategic meetings, field and company visits and workshops. During the field visits, ProFound accompanied the project team to cooperatives and wild collection areas in [Read more]
UNDP & FairWild establish a partnership for the implementation of a 3-year GEF-funded programme: "Morocco - Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Value Chains for Mediterranean Medicinal & Aromatic Plants". ProFound will coordinate FairWild's support & training in areas of resource assessment & management, market & value chain development, and certification procedures.