WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) for Medicinal Plants
(2003; 80 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentForeword
Close this folder1. General introduction
View the document1.1. Background
View the document1.2. Objectives
View the document1.3. Structure
Open this folder and view contents1.4. Glossary
Open this folder and view contents2. Good agricultural practices for medicinal plants
Open this folder and view contents3. Good collection practices for medicinal plants
Open this folder and view contents4. Common technical aspects of good agricultural practices for medicinal plants and good collection practices for medicinal plants
Open this folder and view contents5. Other relevant issues
View the documentBibliography
View the documentAnnex 1. Good Agricultural Practice for Traditional Chinese Medicinal Materials, People's Republic of China
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 2. Points to Consider on Good Agricultural and Collection Practice for Starting Materials of Herbal Origin
View the documentAnnex 3. Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for Medicinal Plants (GACP), Japan
View the documentAnnex 4. A model structure for monographs on good agricultural practices for specific medicinal plants
View the documentAnnex 5. Sample record for cultivated medicinal plants
View the documentAnnex 6. Participants in the WHO Consultation on Good Agricultural and Field Collection Practices for Medicinal Plants
 

1.3. Structure

The guidelines are divided into five sections: section 1 provides a general introduction, sections 2 and 3 discuss good agricultural practices for medicinal plants and good collection practices for medicinal plants, respectively. Section 4 outlines common technical aspects of good agricultural practices for medicinal plants and good collection practices for medicinal plants, while section 5 considers other relevant issues. A glossary for relevant terms used in these guidelines is provided in section 1. There are five annexes, which set out a sample record for cultivated medicinal plants (Annex 5) and a model structure for monographs on good agricultural practices for specific medicinal plants (Annex 4), as well as national and regional documents on good agricultural practices for medicinal plants from the People's Republic of China, the European Agency for Evaluation of Medicinal Products, and Japan (Annexes 1, 2 and 3, respectively).

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