Held every five years in a different continent, the World Congress of Medicinal Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP) is an opportunity for medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) stakeholders to convene around the current and future states of botanicals.
This year’s congress will take place on Nov. 13-17, 2019 in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus, which will feature 14 discussions by world-class experts on subjects surrounding key topics such as botanical biodiversity, cultivation, adulteration, laws and regulations, sustainability of MAPs, phytochemistry, essential oils, natural volatiles and safety and efficacy, among others.
Since 1997, WOCMAP VI’s president, K. Hüsnü Can Baser has held administrative positions for WOCMAP’s parent organizer, International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP). In this exclusive interview with Perfumer & Flavorist, Baser discusses the evolution of the congress and its goals for the upcoming program. WOCMAP is a platform for discussions and future projections to serve MAPs, including essential oils, extracts, flavors and fragrances.