MIL OSI Translation. French Polynesian to English –
Source: Government of French Polynesia
The Minister of the Green Economy and the field, in charge of mining and research, Tearii Alpha, accompanied by the State Research and Technology Delegate, Pierre Labrosse, and the organizing committee composed of the President of Tahiti Fa ‘ Jean-Paul Peillex, Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Professor of Chemistry at the University of French Polynesia, Phila Bianchini, and of all the services related to agricultural portfolios and research, presented the 10th Colloquium International Conference of Medicinal and Cosmetic Herbal Medicinal Plants (CIPAM), which will take place from 19 to 23 November, at the Lycée hôtelier de la Polynésie française.
The theme for this symposium is “Nature and Culture: from research to innovation, valorisation and / or preservation”. It is divided into 5 sub-themes, which will be developed according to the program below:
Monday 19: Topic 1 on Plant and Ultramarine Biodiversity: Potentiality and wealth to be valued and / or preserved
Tuesday 20th: Theme 2 dedicated to Tradition and uses: plants whose uses past and present inspire innovative valuations (pharmacopoeia, cosmetopoeia, aromatics, food), and continue with the third theme: the plant and its contents: from gene to the molecule (photochemistry) and their genetic and molecular expressions
Thursday 22: Theme 5 devoted to the Green and Blue Economy: structuring sustainable and equitable economic sectors, networks to develop and intensify, regulations including access and benefit sharing (APA)
Friday 23rd: Theme 4 dedicated to Bio-production: eco-extractions, biotechnologies, eco-accounting technologies, new formulations.
This international event will bring together a hundred experts and researchers in botany, ethnobotany, natural substances chemistry, but also doctors, pharmacists, practitioners of traditional knowledge, agronomists, farmers, business leaders, from French communities overseas. sea (New Caledonia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion), metropolis and Europe, but also the Pacific region (Fiji, Hawaii, Japan). They will, thus, aim to respond to the growing stake of the valuation of aromatic plants, medicinal, food and cosmetopoeia in overseas territories.
A workshop will be organized with representatives of the Ministry of Overseas Territories and the National Ministry of Agriculture (RITA -Network of Innovation and Agricultural Transfer in the French Overseas Territories and ITEIPMAI-Interprofessional Technical Institute of Perfume Plants, Medicinal and Aromatiques) in order to contribute to the emergence of new economic sectors around food plants in the French overseas territories, to optimize the structuring of existing sectors, but also to take stock of regulations (particularly on access and sharing of benefits on biological resources).
These experts will also have the opportunity to meet traditional healers, thanks to a morning “Culture and Heritage” which will be organized on Wednesday 21, in the gardens of the Assembly of French Polynesia. This meeting with Polynesian traditional healers confirms the central place that plants occupy in Polynesian culture, especially through “Tahiti ra’a” (traditional herbal medicines), traditional massages and treatments made with Tamanu oil. or monoi and enriched with other plants, for their benefits.
French Polynesia is engaged in a process of valorization of its natural resources and the development of economically viable, sustainable and equitable sectors and particularly on the regulation of which access and benefit sharing (APA) must evolve, as the recalled Tearii Alpha. This international conference will thus make it possible to position it as a center of excellence in this area for the benefit of Polynesians.
All information on this event is available on the CIPAM website: www.cipamtahiti.com
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.