KFRI has been carrying out research in the management of natural resources especially medicinal plants for the past 29 years. The Institute has developed expertise in identification, conservation and cultivation, vegetative propagation, micro propagation, survey and estimation, marketing and value addition of medicinal plants. . KFRI has a medicinal plant garden with many rare and endangered species.
KFRI will be conducting a one-week compulsory training course on "Conservation and Development of Medicinal Plants and Benefit Sharing with Local Communities" during 22 - 26, October 2018 for the officers of the Indian Forest Service. The programme is sponsored by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), Govt. of India, New Delhi. Officers from different States will be attending the course. Sri. Surendra Kumar IFS, Director, IWST (PCCF, Kerala State) will be inaugurating the programme on 22nd October 2018 at KFRI.
The course covers different aspects of medicinal plants like Identification of medicinal plants and raw drugs, Production of medicinal plants using seeds, Vegetative propagation of medicinal plants, Micro propagation of medicinal plants, Survey and estimation of medicinal plants, Nutrient management in medicinal plants, Pest and disease management of medicinal plants, Value addition in medicinal plants, Composting of waste after extraction of medicine, Marketing of medicinal plants, Initiatives in medicinal plants conservation, Folklore medicines and community health, Tribes and extraction of medicinal plants, Commerce Cultivation and management of medicinal plants, Indigenous knowledge and IPR involved with medicinal plants, Ayurveda medicine industry etc.
|Date of notification: October 9, 2018|