BDCP has developed into the Bioresources Development Group, which includes the following affiliates that will be involved in this project:
• Bioresources Institute of Nigeria is a Nigerian biological resources company with a mission of promoting high quality scientific research and training on sustainable utilization of biological resources for health, economic development and conservation of the environment.
• InterCEDD Laboratories is an international grade laboratory that specializes in standardization and analysis of herbal medicine and natural products.
• InterCEDD Health Products is a Phyto-Pharmaceutical company that manufactures and markets its own range of standardized natural products and medicines.
• BioTrade Global Agency is a commodities trading company that specializes in sourcing and supplying high grade raw materials (both processed and unprocessed) to the international market. It links small-scale farmers to the global market.
BDCP undertakes the environmental conservation components of the Bioresources Development Group and adopts a bottom-up approach in its efforts to enable rural dwellers to derive maximum benefits from their environmental resources and labor. In the process BDCP has developed respectful, productive avenues of communication among people of widely varying background who share an interest in sustainable development. BDCP works with women’s co-operative groups, traditional healers, community groups, scientists, other NGOs, private sector interest groups, policy makers, and international agencies. BDCP belongs to several organizations such as CARPE (Central African Regional Program for the Environment) and is registered with several agencies and ministries of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Sustainability, capacity building and self-reliance are the underlying tenets in all BDCP projects. All research projects are carried out utilizing a community participatory process comprising both qualitative and quantitative methods. Our research challenges are to generate integrated biological resource management knowledge (including the tools to use it) and to promote its free exchange among researchers, policymakers, and users of these resources.
Major facilities include administrative offices in Abuja, an organic medicinal plants farm in Gwagwalada district of FCT, a processing center in Umuna and model farm complex in Benue State, as well as a flagship laboratory in Nsukka. Affiliate, but independent country programmes also exist in Cameroon, Guinea, and Kenya. In addition, BDCP has an international liaison office in the USA.
BDCP’s funding is generated from various sources including but not limited to international grants, national projects, consultancy, workshops/trainings and biotrade.