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Cultivation of A&MP for obtaining essential oils

Essential oils are used as a basic raw material in many industrial sectors: phytomedicines, aromatherapy, perfumery, cosmetics, decoration, food, agriculture, etc. These odorous substances come from a variety of aromatic plants that could be cultivated in dry areas with low irrigation inputs. To dedicate professionally to this cultivation implies the handling of important extensions of land, acquisition of specific machinery and the installation of distillation plants.

Although the innovation is total and not without risk, prices and market demand is very interesting, with a very important aroma consuming industry in Catalonia. Therefore, the main objective is to disseminate the cultivation of MAP aimed at the production of essential oils, and we will do it with the intervention of MAP farmers and producers of essential oils, essential oil traders and a company that uses oils and produces natural cosmetics and health products leading the sector.

The meeting will be held at the Centro de Interpretación Histórica y Natural Molí del Foix de Santa Margarida i els Monjos (Barcelona), and is addressed to enterprising farmers or cooperatives who are interested or curious about the possibility of producing aromatic and medicinal plants (AMP) in their area in order to diversify their activity based mainly on traditional crops of olive, almond and, in some areas, grapevine.

It is also addressed to presenting the cultivation of A&MP to obtain essential oils as a real alternative in those areas of new irrigated lands with reduced irrigation provisions.

Registrations available here. Further information: Eva More i Palos (eva.more@ctfc.es). Check here the complete program

 

iNet: 
Aromatic & Medicinal Plants
Start Date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
End Date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
Type: 
INCREDIBLE Project events
Where: 

Santa Margarida i els Monjos (Barcelona, Spain)

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The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

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Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632

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