From 18-19 May 2009, ICRAF facilitate a consultative workshop drawing together producers, practitioners, researchers, government agencies, donors and other stakeholders of the natural products sector of eastern Africa.
The establishment of the Botanical products and marketing platform Africa was announced, a regional forum and global community of practice for networking and technical exchange between stakeholders, adding value to the plant products of agroforestry systems and natural plant
product value chains of the African continent.
The ‘Naturally African Platform’, will develop the science, cultivation and trade of tree and other natural products’ - as a first step toward brining together the stakeholders of the African plant-based natural products sector on key issues of product development and commercialization.
For more details, visit, www.worldagroforestrycentre.org or www.NaturallyAfricanPlatform.org