President of Mauritius Supports African Traditional Plant Resources Knowledge

 

Her Excellency President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim,  in Nature Vol. 548, outlines the importance and value of African’s 45,000 plant species that hold value for industry and humanity.  She urges Africa governments to make significant efforts to exploit knowledge of traditional botanical resources.

25% of the world’s plant genetic resources are found throughout the continent of Africa. Read her essay below.

Capitalize on African Biodiversity Article – President of Mauritius