Short Courses

Re advertisement of the Short Course on Traditional Medicine Development

The five days short course training on Traditional Medicine Development which was scheduled from 22nd to 26th August 2016 at the Institute of Traditional Medicine (ITM) has now been re-scheduled to start on 19th to 23rd September 2016. The closing date for application and payment is now 15th September, 2016.Download the Advert (Swahili, English)  and Application Form (Swahili, English)

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Department of Medical Botany, Plant Breeding and Agronomy

This department is expected to handle the following activities:

(a)           To do a taxonomic identification and documentation of plants which are used by Traditional Healers and Traditional Birth Attendants

(b)           To conduct economic mapping of the spontaneous flora of Tanzania to identify the qualitative and quantitative genetic resources in medicinal and aromatic plants.

(d)           To promote conservation of medicinal and aromatic plant biodiversity in the country based on realistic in-situ and ex-situ sustainable programmes.

(e)           To conduct agrobiological studies on medicinal and aromatic plants growing in the spontaneous flora in order to establish the ecophysiological and agrotechnological requirements needed for commercial exploitation.

(f)            To enhance the cultivation of important medicinal and aromatic plants to facilitate a sustainable economic harvesting of the natural resources without jeopardising the genetic germplasm.

(g)           To carry out genetic, pathological, entomological and biochemical studies on      prospective medicinal and aromatic plants in order to realise a sustainable utilization of medicinal/aromatic plants.

(h)           To develop and maintain a rich herbarium of medicinal and aromatic plants for research, teaching and retrieval purposes.

(i)            To disseminate ethnobotanical and agronomical research information to scientists, students, traditional healers and general public through publications, seminars, pamphlets and workshops.

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