The regional network has
been comprised initially from national research institutions in AARINENA
region. The International and Regional organizations which have interest
in promoting medicinal and herbal plant production or processing as well
as donor countries and the private sector, including all stakeholders in
the medicinal and herbal chain from cultivation to processing and
marketing, may also join the network as members.
The network has been established as a partnership among all the different
bodies and stakeholders in each of the participating member countries that
are involved in any manner through out the overall medicinal plant chain,
starting from cultivation and production to processing, marketing, and
research and funding support and include: NGOs, Private Sector, Research
Institutions (Both Governmental and Non- Governmental) and universities as
well as other national and international supporting organizations.
The roles of AARINENA GFAR and IPGRI are to initiate action and provide
support to programs but not for institutional core support.