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1. The challenge of non-experimental validation of mac plants: towards a multivariate model of transcultural utilization of medicinal, aromatic and cosmetic plants (141 kB)
L.J. Slikkerveer (The Netherlands)

2. Medicinal plants and tomorrow's pharmacy: an American perspective (140 kB)
L.E. Craker and Z.E. Gardner (USA)

3. Cultivation of medicinal plants as a tool for biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation in the Amatola region, South Africa (92 kB)
K.F. Wiersum (The Netherlands), A.P. Dold (South Africa), M. Husselman (The Netherlands) and M. Cocks (South Africa)

4. Conversations with farmers in Sri Lanka (38 kB)
T. Flaster (USA)

5. Connecting the disadvantaged to the uninformed: problematic business communication in medicinal and aromatic plants industry (24 kB)
A. Brown (USA)

6. A comparison of cultivation and wild collection of medicinal and aromatic plants under sustainability aspects (104 kB)
U. Schippmann (Germany), D. Leaman (Canada) and A.B. Cunningham (Australia)

7. Sustainable wild collection of medicinal and aromatic plants: development of an international standard (57 kB)
D.J. Leaman (Canada)

8. Revision of the 'Guidelines on the conservation of medicinal plants' by WHO, IUCN, WWF and TRAFFIC: process and scope (51 kB)
W. Kathe (Germany)

9. Intellectual property protection for medicinal and aromatic plants (32 kB)
G. Van Overwalle (Belgium)

10. Amidst peril and progress:conservation of diversity and patent law (130 kB)
J. Koopman (The Netherlands)

11. International trade in medicinal and aromatic plants: actors, volumes and commodities (101kB)
D. Lange (Germany)

12. Designing for development: principles and practices of a sustainable medicinal plant chain in North India (99 kB)
P. van de Kop (The Netherlands) and A. Ghayur (India)

13. Devil´s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) from Southern Africa: sustainable use by cultivation combined with controlled harvesting in semi-wild populations (271 kB)
E. Schneider, J. Sanders and D. von Willert (Germany)

14. Conservation of Eastern-European medicinal plants: Arnica montana in Romania (49kB)
W. Kathe (Germany)

15. What is marketing? A brief introduction to marketing for participants in the MAP industry (49 kB)
A. Brown (USA)

16. Demand and availability ofRhodiola rosea raw material (59 kB)
B. Galambosi (Finland)

17. Drying of medicinal plants (175 kB)
J. Müller and A. Heindl (Germany)

18. Quality control in the production chain of herbal products (48 kB)
M.J. Groot and J. van der Roest (The Netherlands)

19. Plants as source for medicines: new perspectives (109 kB)
R. Verpoorte, H.K. Kim and Y.H. Choi (The Netherlands)

20. Research to improve the artemisinin production for use in the preparation of anti-malarial drugs (264 kB)
H. Bouwmeester, C. Bertea, J.W. de Kraker, F. Verstappen and M. Franssen (The Netherlands)

21. Functional genomic approaches to study and engineer secondary metabolism in plant cell cultures (53 kB)
N. Terryn, M. Van Montagu, D. Inzé and A. Goossens (Belgium)

22. The schweinfurthins: issues in the development of a plant-derived anticancer lead (176kB)
J.A. Beutler (USA), J.G. Jato (Cameroon), G. Cragg (USA), D.F. Wiemer ((USA), J.D. Neighbors ((USA), M. Salnikova (USA), M. Hollingshead (USA), D.A. Scudiero (USA) and T.G. McCloud (USA)