There is a rapidly increasing demand for natural herbs that could substitute chemical-based medicinal, cosmetic, and food products. In Europe and other parts of the world, one of the most wanted herbs are ginseng (Panax sp.) and Chinese horseradish (Angelica sinensis). Agronomy experts point out that the weather and soil in Latvia is well-suited for cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants. During the project, in cooperation with scientists, agronomists and entrepreneurs, the project team will research the most suitable technologies and methods for cultivation of abovementioned herbs within organic farming environment. They will also develop innovative experiments for research of cultivation of ginseng in forest ecosystems.
Create and support cooperation between agriculture, agricultural product processing industry and science, in order to:
Project duration: January 2018 – December 2021
Leading partner: SIA “Field and Forest”
Partners: Institute for Environmental Solutions, SIA “Bargi”
Project manager: Dr. Arta Kronberga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project is financed by: EU European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Rural Development Programme.
Co-financers: SIA “Field and Forest”, Institute for Environmental Solutions, SIA “Bargi”
Total budget: 95 000.24 EUR, including public financing (85500.22 EUR)