The prospects for the exploitation of aromatic and medicinal plants were the center of conversation during the event held on Friday, November 9, 2018. The event was co-organized by the Department of Agriculture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the American Farm School under the "Evdokimi Gi" project.
During the course, distinguished scientists, both from the Strategic Project Management Office of the American Farm School and from universities such as AUTH, NEAFC and the Ionian Islands, extensively referred to the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants, the exploitation of their by-products for processing, new trends in the use of extracts, and the use of aromatic plants in plant protection. Also, three business executives presented their suggestions focused on the production and distribution of essential oils, extracts and overexploitation and the use of aromatic plants for the production of cosmetic and dietary supplements.
Dr. Elias Kalfas, agronomist of the Strategic Project Management Office, presented a detailed presentation of the "Evdokimi Gi" project, stressing that it combines theory with practice and aims at the integrated approach and training of participants on issues related to the cultivation, processing and marketing of the products.