SECTOR CAPABILITIES - Medicinal plants from Ghana
Ghana’s rich and ecologically diverse forests contain hundreds of different plant and tree species. Some of them are considered medicinal plants and are increasingly applied in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. Also exports are increasing. It concerns especially raw materials, which are exported to China and EU markets, where they will be processed into final products.
The increasing trade of medicinal plants contributes significantly to Ghana’s ambition to grow and diversify exports of Non Traditional Exports. The interests of the sector are represented by the Botanical Plant Exporters Association of Ghana (BOPA).
Reasons to buy
- A wide range of different types of product is available: voacange, griffornia, annatto seeds, colanuts
- Medicinal plants are harvested in the wild.
- All products are organic by default.
- Mostly women, individuals and smallholders involved.
- Ghana offers an Ideal climate to grow and collect medicinal plants.
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Centre for Plant Medicine Research
Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR), formally called the Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine (CSRPM), Mampong-Akwapim was established by the Government of Ghana in 1975 as a result of the dream and vision of Dr. Oku Ampofo, a renowned allopathic Medical Practitioner. The Centre originally started as a small OPD run by Dr. Oku Ampofo at the then Community Center (OBIKYERE) of Mampong-Akwapim before it moved to its present site.