Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Network is a part of the ESCORENA system (European System of Cooperative Research Network in Agriculture). As a part of ESCORENA system we use official name agreed by the network stakeholders meeting.


The Network was established in April 2012 at the technical consultation held in Budapest, Hungary. The facilitator of the Network is Michal Demes and the international team of MAP experts.


The aims of the Network:

1) To promote the voluntary exchange of information and experimental data, and facilitate voluntary exchange of experts, medicinal plant genetic resources and technologies.


2) To establish close links between researchers, teachers, practicionists and institutions working on the same subject to stimulate interaction and accelerate the transfer of knowledge and technology advances to all members.


3) To encourage and assist the submitting of joint research projects applications by participants of different countries to the international funding agencies.



Welcome to the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Network!

Major events

Sub-regional Office of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for Central Asia in cooperation with the Regional Office of FAO for Europe and Central Asia and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Turkey, are organizing the Regional Expert Consultation on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants on 13-15 November 2013 in Antalya, Turkey. Besides, a side event on ‘Future of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Breeding’ at the International Plant Breeding Congress on 12 November 2013 to be organized. The objective of the workshop is to follow up the issues discussed during the first Expert Consultation held in April 2012 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Association for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (AMAPSEEC) & Institute for Medicinal Plant Research “Dr Josif Pančić”, Belgrade, are organizing the 7th Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries (7th CMAPSEEC), in hotel “Patria”, Subotica (Serbia), from May 27-30, 2012. 

FAO holds Regional Round Table on Problems of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Budapest - Hungary beetween 3-5 April 2012. Participants discuss cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, presentation of MAPs in the differenet regions of Europe such as the Nordic countries, Russian Federation, the Balkan, etc. ESCORENA network is presented and new subnetwork created and updated.


Preparatory meeting for the Regional Roundtable on MAP organized on 09 February 2012 in Budapest. Preparatory meeting  was held in FAO REU Office, Budapest for the Regional Roundtable on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants with the participation of Prof. Akos Mathe, Mr Michal  Demes, Mr Avetik Nersisyan, Mr Hafiz Muminjanov, Mr Norbert Winkler-Ráthonyi, Mr Ludmilla Vorobej, Ms Gyongyi Orszag and Mr Geza Gabriel. The aim of the meeting was to generally discuss the tasks and responsibilities and also to collect further proposals related to the event.