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What We Do and Do Not Know about Botanical Production and Why it Matters: A Conversation with Josef Brinckmann and Wolfgang Kathe
How accurate is the data used about how many medicinal and aromatic plants are supplied from the wild, how many are cultivated (or both), which plants are classified as threatened species in some regions, which are not (or are not yet assessed)? In this webinar Josef Brinckmann and Wolfgang Kathe will discuss the findings in their recent article updating estimates on medicinal plant species in cultivation and their conservation status. They will also discuss what it took to retrieve and compile this data, its limits, and why, more broadly, accurate data matters.
Sustainability Standards & Certifications as a Tool
What do sustainability certifications offer the herb producer and the herbal product brand? What the challenges are? What are the lessons learned and how are brands, producer groups, standards setting organizations and the inspection & certification bodies responding to these challenges? In this two-part webinar series, we will explore the opportunities and challenges of certifications from a variety of different stakeholder perspectives.
Date: Jan 18
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Sustainability Standards and Certifications as a Tool, Part 2
Following the Jan 5th webinar, this webinar will discuss certifications and sustainability standards from the perspectives of producer groups.
Date: Feb 9
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Dr Christine Woda and Roberto Duarte Preuss discuss the ways that public-private partnerships can help in fostering sustainable sourcing and improve livelihoods for producers of niche products like botanicals.
In this webinar, Jane Franch of Numi Organic Tea and Kayalin Akens-Irby of Planet FWD discuss the importance of getting accurate data on carbon emissions as a foundation for taking action to reduce those emissions.
Are you really what you eat? David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond this well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to crops, livestock, and ultimately all of us.
This session introduces a ground-breaking new report by TRAFFIC, FAO, and IUCN SSC Medicinal Plant Specialist Group, entitled WildCheck: Assessing risks and opportunities of trade in wild plant ingredients.
Jan Von Enden, Martin Bauer Group; Kevin Casey, Banyan Botanicals; and Yuca Waarts, Wageningen University discuss the social and economic dimensions of growing and harvesting botanical raw materials for the global market.
Puspa Ghimire, Nepal; Tarun Prajapati, India; and Paulo Barriga, Peru discuss the challenges of the past year in producing and supplying high quality, sustainable, and fairly traded botanicals to the global market.
Tal Johnson and Sebastian Pole discuss the responsibilities and challenges of bringing values into a business and the balance of staying true to the mission of a company and evolving to meet changing circumstances.
Loren Israelsen, Angela McElwee, and Ajay Patel discuss the challenges the botanical industry is facing in terms of supply and sourcing and steps to ensure sustainability practices are not compromised.