The Associate Program on Ethnobiology, Socio-Economic Value Assessment and Community Based Conservation
Annual rept. 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2002
BIORESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION PROGRAMME SILVER SPRING MD
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The African ICBG, in general emphasizes three major goals evaluation of rainforest plants from Nigeria and Cameroon as cures for parasitic diseases research on forest dynamics to understand the effects of sustainable harvesting and cultivation of important medicinal plants training of Cameroonians and Nigerians in natural products chemistry and tropical ecology. The ICBG project, jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has the main focal point of establishing an integrated program for the discovery of biologically active plants for drug development and biodiversity conservation, while ensuring that source countries derive maximum benefits for their biological resources and their intellectual contribution. BDCP facilitates the drug discovery component of the ICBG and therefore serves as a link between the drug discovery part of the program, the biodiversity conservation component and the economic development projects.
- Agricultural Economics