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MEDICINAL, CULINARY AND AROMATIC PLANTS IN
THE NEAR EAST

 

Proceedings of the International Expert Meeting
organized by the Forest Products Division
FAO Forestry Department
and the FAO Regional Office for the Near East
19 - 21 May 1997  
Cairo, Egyp
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Cairo, 1999

 


 

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Contents


Foreword

Acronyms

Summary report and conclusions

Session 1:

Overview of the resource situation and the status of utilization of medicinal, culinary and aromatic plants in the Near East

Plant resources and their diversity in the Near East
V. Heywood

Production of medicinal, culinary and aromatic plants in Turkey
M. Kizmaz

Medicinal and aromatic plants in Syria
T. Wahbe

The cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants in Cyprus
G. Georgiou and A. Gavrilides

Medicinal herbs, culinary and aromatic plants in the agriculture of Iran
S.Y. Riazi

Medicinal, aromatic and culinary plants of Tunisian flora
R. Chemli

Rare plants of Socotra Island, Republic of Yemen
A. Majid

Session 2:

Product development and policy/institutional issues

NWFP production in the project villages in Turkey (Beykavagi, Dulgerler, Kupluce)
E. Yazici

Edible mushroom production in forest villages of Turkey, Syria and Jordan
B. Cavalcaselle, presented by A. Bawadikji

The cultivation of Jatropha curcas in Egypt
M. Reyadh

Gum arabic in Sudan: production and socio-economic aspects
H.O. Abdel Nour, presented by E. Awouda

Medicinal, aromatic and toxic plants in Arab countries
H.M. El-Hennawy

ANNEXES

1. Agenda

2. List of participants

3. Background documents

Medicinal, culinary and aromatic plants in Pakistan
A. Saeed

Medicinal and aromatic plants in Sudan
M.S. Eltohami

Medicinal and aromatic plants in Turkey
M. Koyuncu


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