An estimated 60,000 Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) species are used globally for their medicinal properties alone. Wild harvest and trade provides a critical source of income, particularly for the rural poor in developing countries. It underpins production of numerous traditional medicines, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and other products. Annual international trade in pharmaceutical plants alone
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The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner TRAFFIC along with other partners of the FairWild Foundation developed the FairWild Standard – a pioneering tool to promote biodiversity conservation through sustainable use. The certification system is applied globally to assess the harvest and trade of wild medicinal plants and ensure a sustainable and fair management. More
TRAFFIC jointly with others is supporting the sustainable harvest as well as fair and equitable trade of wild medicinal plants. Learn more about the food and medicines you consume every day!
TRAFFIC is a founding member of the FairWild Foundation, a pioneering organisation which developed the FairWild Standard as a certification system assessing the harvest and trade of wild medicinal plants and ensuring a sustainable and fair management. The FairWild Standard is being applied throughout the globe. Find out more about the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner’s engagement
The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner TRAFFIC jointly with other organisations is doing tremendous work on promoting the FairWild Standard. Read more about the FairWild Foundation’s work on spreading the word during the most important organic trade fair – the BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany here.
Learn more about the Standard for wild collection of aromatic plants (ISSC-MAP) and its application around the globe. The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners TRAFFIC India and FRLHT jointly implemented the approach in Karnataka, southern India. The ISSC-MAP is now merged with the FairWild Standard. Learn more about the FairWild Standard here.
The Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partner TRAFFIC supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), WWF, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) addressed issues around sustainability in the wild collection system through the International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ISSC-MAP). This standard is now