SHP Toolkit Webinar Series

Thanks so much for SHP Underwriters whose generous support make these webinars possible.


Sourcing Medicinal Plants in Nepal: A Conversation with Ann Armbrecht

Join Ann Armbrecht and Stefan Gafner in this conversation about Ann’s trip exploring the medicinal plant trade in Nepal in October 2022. Ann will talk about her travels to the collection areas of jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), a threatened medicinal plant that is going through the process of becoming FairWild certified in these regions. She will explain the supply network for jatamansi, from source through regional processing centers to the wholesale markets where the roots are traded to India and beyond. She also will talk about initiatives to cultivate ginger and turmeric using agroforestry and permaculture farming practices.

When: Nov 17, 2022
Time: 2:00-3:00 ET.
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What We Do and Do Not Know about Botanical Production and Why it Matters: A Conversation with Josef Brinckmann 

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 will discuss what it took to retrieve and compile good, accurate data for the recent report he jointly wrote LINK, the limits of the data, and why this matters.

Date: Dec 15
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
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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.

Speakers TBA
Date: Jan 5
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
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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.

Speakers TBA
Date: Feb 9
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
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