African flora is abound with medicinal and aromatic plants. These plants are an important resource for the local population who use the plants for primary health care purposes. They are also means of daily subsistence for millions of people.
The creation of an experimental centre for growing medicinal plants promotes and develops the cultivation of these plants, contributes toward the revitalisation of a secondary forest and provides high quality training which meets new industrial standards.
2013 – 2015
Phase II :
As part of the "Plante Action" programme which took place on the Biotechnology for Sustainable Development in Africa (BDA) campus, an experimental botanical garden was created thanks to funding from the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF). The Luki experimental botanical garden project contributes to gaining knowledge on the fauna and flora of the Congo Basin Forests so that they can be sustainably managed.
The goal of the project is to protect biodiversity by facilitating economic and social development in local communities. Currently, this project has enabled local communities to gain a better understanding of their forest, to discover its wealth and to develop sustainable economic activities that benefit the whole community.
Fondation Biotechnologie pour le Développement Durable en Afrique (FBDA)