A Review of Wild Plant Harvesting Guideline Type Documents and Relevant Literature

Aim of the Review

The purpose of creating this review of guideline type documents is to inform the guideline
development process. Identifying the typical features of guideline type documents will enable the
identification of what makes up sustainable harvesting guidelines. This will guide the process and
direction of information gathering for the project

The objectives were set as follows:

  • On a broad scale in terms of international advice and policies, identify relevant organizations, documents and authors which deal with wild plant collection;
  • On a local scale (i.e. South Africa), identify actual guideline type documents which would be similar to the kind of document required for this process and would be aligned with South African legislation and policy;
  • Identify the common characteristics of these guideline documents and draw up a framework which might be suitable for honeybush guidelines.