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University College, Dublin (2012)

An assessment of the health, trade, economic and sustainability aspects of medicinal tree and shrub products (MTSPs) in Kenya

McMullin, S

Titre : An assessment of the health, trade, economic and sustainability aspects of medicinal tree and shrub products (MTSPs) in Kenya

Auteur : McMullin, S

Université de soutenance : University College, Dublin, Ireland

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2012

Résumé
As demand continues for MTSPs, there has been increasing policy recognition and an impetus to promote the positive elements of the use and trade while limiting the negative aspects which threaten MTSP use, yet research and documentation of this sector have been scant in Kenya. This study assessed the economic and health importance of MTSPs to those involved in the practice, use and trade of these products. As a result of its findings, this study recommends research and policy action in the form of : 1) implementing a national policy for THM and MTSPs ; 2) the role and involvement of the private sector in health care provision through THM and MTSPs ; 3) a nation-wide utilisation study to collect data on patterns of use and preference for health ; 4) public sensitisation and marketing campaigns to promote and support the safe and rational use of MTSPs ; 5) a collaborative research agenda between Medicinal Doctors and Herbalists based on a specific disease treatment approach ; 6) sustainable supply initiatives through assessing the potential for cultivation and priority setting for medicinal species cultivation ; 7) support and organisation of trade actors and activities to improve trade chain activities and research efforts ; and 8) further research in the trade to address the ecological sustainability of MTSP species, assessment of the volume and economic value of the trade and gender analysis of the trade.

Sujets : Folk medicine ; Health ; Medicinal plants ; Socioeconomic factors ; Ecology ; Trees ;

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