South Africa: strengthening indigenous governance, benefit sharing and capacity building for traditional phytomedicines

The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project strengthens partnerships and coordination to increase dialogue, trust and support among governments, local and indigenous communities, scientists, academia and private sector to implement the Nagoya Protocol. In this sense, the UNDP GEF Global ABS Project helps countries to link nature, local and indigenous communities´ traditional knowledge and research on genetic resources […]

Precious ginseng found in Quang Nam

QUANG NAM_ A large amount of a precious and endangered flora gene has been found inside a forest in central Quang Nam Province. The 1,000 hectares Ba Kích ginseng area in Dak Mi Preventive Forest is located on a mountainside 500 metres above sea level. Ginseng has high value and sells for VND400,000-500,000 (US$19-24) per […]

Doing Sustainable Business in Africa: Tools and Innovations for the Valorization of Genetic Resources in the II Pan African Community of Practice

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC) of the Republic of Seychelles, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol”, around 60 participants representing a wide array of development […]