CSIR-CIMAP Organises One Week International Training Program For Delegates From Indian Ocean Region Countries
Lucknow, March 21 (TNA) Delegates from nine IORA Member States – Mozambique, South Africa, Iran, Madagascar, Thailand, Malaysia, France, Mauritius and Sri Lanka comes together at one platform to attend the inaugural ceremony of the training programme on “Documentation, Good Agricultural Practices, Biotechnological Tools and Techniques, Quality Control, Bioprospection and Product Development of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants native to the Indian Ocean Region” from 19-25 March 2023 organized by IORA-RCSTT Coordination Centre on Medicinal plants(ICCMP), CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow.
Ministry of external affairs, New Delhi is funding the training program. The role of ICCMP is to develop and maintaining a centre of excellence and establishing strong network, develop cooperation and to support IORA Member States & Dialogue partners in the area of medicinal plants and to extend cooperation and collaboration with regional/local bodies.
WHO has recognized herbal medicine as a crucial component of primary health care. The global covid 19 pandemic faced people to look for herbal traditional treatments which lead to unexpected market gain. Medicinal plants play a vital role for the development of new drugs and now WHO has recognized herbal medicine as a crucial component of primary health care.
Expert Research faculties from Phytochemistry, Bioprospection and Plant Development, Plant Biotechnology, Crop Production and Protection, Plant Breeding and Genetic Resource Conservation and Technology Dissemination and Computational Biology division interacted with the delegates and discussed their research work.
Director, CSIR-CIMAP showcased the activities led by the CSIR-CIMAP. Varieties and Technologies developed by the CSIR-CIMAP are able to empower Indian farmers and industries related to medicinal and aromatic plants.
Director, IORA-RCSTT, Tehran, Iran insisted for development of new technologies, cooperation, commercialization, and transfer of technology among the IORA Member States and Dialogue Partners, focusing on the development of all kinds of applied science related technologies, carrying out related analytical research on technology policy, marketing opportunities, and possible joint venture among the Member States and Dialogue Partners and networking among the key stakeholders.
Dr. Anirban Pal, In-charge of the ICCMP and Convener of the training program released the training manual and schedule of the training program.