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close this bookMedicinal Plants: An Expanding Role in Development (World Bank, 1996, 32 pages)
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Appendix 1

Topics that require in-depth studies

1. CURRENT STATUS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS
Trade and Economics
Status of medicinal plants
Links to modern medicine
Links to biodiversity
Links to agriculture (good, bad, and misrepresented)
Links to forestry
Medically useful wild plants
Chemical Synthesis and its relation to medicinal plants

2. FUTURE NEEDS FOR MEDICINAL PLANTS
Genes to maintain productivity
Potential for dramatic advances
Changing opportunities (new markets, new nutritional or health findings, etc.)

3. THREATS TO MEDICINAL - PLANT BIODIVERSITY
Current losses of genetic diversity in medicinal plants
Threatened wild varieties

4. ROTECTING MEDICINAL- PLANT BIODIVERSlTY
Preserving wild genes
In-situ conservation
Preserving by utilizing
Ex-situ cultivation, conservation

5. OPERATIONAL ISSUES
Economic issues
Policy issues
Regulatory issues

6. SOCIAL ISSUES
Medicinal plants in traditional systems
Developing medicinal crops without losing their biodiversity and traditions
Encouraging use (and preservation) of traditional medicines, practices, and knowledge
Women's and children's issues
Enhancing social capital
Trust embodied in the traditional healers their herbal cures
Income generation
Values and constraints not well understood
What are required policies, incentives, regulator) framework research support, market support, market information

7. LESSONS LEARNED AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE