ABioSA/SANBI biotrade resource assessment methodology workshop
3 December 2021, online
More than 100 delegates from the biotrade sector in South Africa and Southern Africa participated in a virtual resource assessment methodology workshop on 3 December 2020. This is the report on the workshop presentations and group discussions.
Participants included representatives of harvesters and primary producers, the development sector, academia, environmentalists, government and its implementing agencies, and people involved in the manufacturing and processing of plant ingredients, and marketing and sale of natural products.
The workshop was organised by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the ABS Compliant Biotrade in South(ern) Africa (ABioSA) project, which is delivered by GIZ and funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Cooperation (SECO), in partnership with the South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF).
The report of the event contains a summary of the key results and an overview of the discussons and presentations.
Here are the presentations:
- Aim of the Workshop - Adrie El Mohamadi (Team Leader ABioSA)
- The role of resouce mapping and monitoring - Neil Crouch (SANBI)
- Sector development plans - intersection of the resource and commercialization by people - Sandra Kruger (Swart Associates)
- National resource assessment and monitoring programes bio-traded species: evaluations and recommendations - Derek Berline (Eco-logic consulting)
- A GIS-based approach to a resource assessment for Marula at a national and regional scale - Gillian McGregor, David Kinsler (Rhodes University, Dep. of Geography)
Here are reports on two assessments conducted on behalf of ABioSA:
- National monitoring of important bio-traded plants in South Africa: Principles for a suitable approach to a long-term national monitoring programme that considers important indigenous bio-traded species in South Africa and a regional resource assessent - Derik Berliner, Jeanette Clarke, Gilian McGregor
- A GIS-based approach to a resource assessment at a national (SA) and regional scale: findings, limitations and recommedations - Gillin McGregor, David Kinsler (Rhodes University, Department of Geography)
Please contact Adrie El Mohamdi for more information.