MOBILITY: Herbartis students visit several MAPs farms in Alentejo (Portugal)

Between 14 and 18th November 2016 took place the first mobility of the HERBARTIS course in Portugal, where students from France , Italy , Portugal and Spain had the possibility of meet and share experiences. The 15th November, the group met at the facilities of ADRAL – Regional Development Agency of Alentejo, and then visited two…

SEMINAR: challenges for small farms producing MAPs in Portugal

The 17th November 2016 a Seminar will take place in Moura (Portugal) were medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) producers will meet and discuss about the subject “Small farms of medicinal and aromatic plants: challenges for sustainability” This iniciative is done under the project HERBARTIS – Adult training on handicraft production of MAPs, and ends a…

TRAINING: practical workshop on sensory analysis

Last 21th October, the firt practical workshop of the on-line course HERBARTIS in Spain, was held in the facilities of IRTA, in Monells (Girona): Sensory Analysis on aromatic plants. Program During the seminar different aspects were treated: Introduction to the sensory analysis. Practical application: discriminating testing. Practical application: development of sensory profiles for herbal teas….

REPORT: Existing training on production of herbs

The aim of HERBARTIS project is to achieve the professional development of adult learners by developing useful tools and methods, by the improvement of the offer of high quality learning opportunities, and validating the non-formal learning and career guidance in order to face the different aspects of herbal production (processing, safety aspects, norms and procedures,…

REPORT: Specificities of Herbal Craft Production profession

There exist large surfaces for providing Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) raw material to the industry but in the Mediterranean area there are plenty of small-scale farms . Many entrepreneurs have seen herbs as an alternative crop in these areas, however the small productions are not enough to bulk-selling to wholesalers, and decide to elaborate…

CONFERENCE: warm acceptance of MAPs learning projects among forestry training centres

On 29th June 2016, Eva Moré presented the project Erasmus + Herbartis and the previous experience of a Life Long Learning Programme Grundtvig Plant Wild, in the 5th International Conference of Forestry Training Centers, with the conference entitled Training on Non-Wood Forest Products: the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, from wild collection to handicraft production. Presentation

TRAINING: Herbartis project will be present at the 5th International Conference of Forestry Training Centres

5th International Conference of Forestry Training Centres Date: 27-29th June 2016 Place: Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, Solsona (Spain) Wednesday, 29 June 2016 08:30-12:30 Block VI: Innovative projects and international cooperation. 09:05-09:25 “Training on Non-Wood Forest Products: the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, from wild collection to handicraft production”. Eva Moré. Forest Science Centre of Catalonia….

TRAINING: technical seminar about MAPs production in Catalonia (Spain)

Technical seminar of the Annual Plan of Technology Transfer The conditions for the production of aromatic and medicinal plants Date: 9th June 2016 Place: Escola Agrària Forestal, Santa Coloma de Farners. Girona (Catalonia, Spain). Content: This conference will present the conditions of cultivation of MAPs and the main existing production models according to the experience…

TRAINING: course on food sensory analysis in Catalonia (Spain)

Anàlisi sensorial (Sensory analysis) Dates: 1, 9 and 15th June 2016 Place: Barcelona (Spain) Content:  the applications of sensory analysis to the agrofood sector are countless, from developing new products to improve the quality of the existing ones. This course aims at providing tools to understand the basis of the panel test and its importance…

TRAINING: course on food packaging in Catalonia (Spain)

Envasament a la indústria alimentària (Packaging in the food industry) Dates: 19, 26th May and 2 and 9th June 2016 Place: Vic (Barcelona, Spain) Content: the course aim is to provide a broad view of the food packaging, from materials to technologies until the interactions with the product, involving requirements of the market , distribution,…

PROJECT: Intermediate meeting in Alentejo region

Between 26 and 28th April 2016, the Associação para o Desenvolvimento do Concelho de Moura (ADCMoura) hosted the Intermediate meeting of the project HERBARTIS in the region of Alentejo (Portugal). Partners from the different countries (Université Européenne Senteurs et Saveurs_UESS from France, Le Terre dei Savoia_TdS and Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi…

MEETING: Moura, in Portugal, host the 2nd meeting of Herbartis project

From 26th to 28th of April 2016 Moura in Portugal will host 2nd ERASMUS + Meeting of the project “HERBARTIS – Adult Training on Handicraft Production of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants”. The Project started on the 1st September 2015 and all the partners gathered in the first Meeting on 26th September 2015 in Savigliano (Italy)…