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.