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Education programme for herb collectors


Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi

Medicinal Herbs Association “Dr. Jovan Tucakov” each summer organises 4-day trining course for herb collectors. Also, they are publishing book and guidebooks on herbs collection, production, processing, certification...

Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?

Lack of herb collectors in the area where this activity use to be very popular and where exists tradition on herb collecting.

Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?

To educate local people on herb collecting methods and promotion of this activity

Side objectives/goals of the instrument?

Tourism development

Innovation content or potential of the instrument?


Which laws and regulations support the implement of this instrument?


The initiator/promoter of the instrument?

Medicinal Herbs Association “Dr. Jovan Tucakov”

Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?

Medicinal Herbs Association “Dr. Jovan Tucakov”

How the monitoring is ensured?

no monitoring

How the compliance is ensured?

not ensured

How is the overall performance of the instrument?

Each summer, for the past 19 years, Association organises education training on herbs collection. In 2013, there was around 50 participants

Brief description of the context for the emergence of the instrument

Lack of well-educated herb collectors, unemployement in the region, tradition of conducting this activity in the region created a need for starting these trainings.

Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?


Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?


Full reference
Traditional event "Herb collector"

Year 1994
Policy area Agriculture and Rural Development, Biodiversity and endangered species policies, Forestry
Affected activity Harvesting/Production
Affected actors Picker/harvester/hunter
Products Herbs/plants
Subject NWFP
Promoter/initiator Private
Zone South East Europe
Countries Serbia
Regions (NUTS 2) Šumadija and Western Serbia
Focus on NWFP Direct
Document category
Instrument type Information
Legal status Non-binding
Geographical scope National
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