Setubal, Portugal, May 15-16 How to create diversification opportunities for farmers through innovative value chains of plant-based medicinal and cosmetic products?
- Collect data, studies and existing knowledge regarding the demand for plants for medicinal and cosmetic use.
- Identify existing value chains of plant-based medicinal and cosmetic products where farmers play a substantial role. The identified value chains should take into account different climatic conditions, agro-ecosystems and forms of cooperation along the value chain.
- Identify the main actors and drivers of the value chains of plant-based medicinal and cosmetic products considering knowledge, skills, technical, legal, economic and organisational requirements.
- Assess the economic viability and environmental performance of the identified value chains, notably with regard to the diversification of farmers’ and foresters’ income and the environmental performance of the holding and of the whole value chain.
- Suggest innovative business models to foster integrated links between production/agribusiness/applied research.
- Identify further research needs from practice and possible gaps in technical knowledge.
- Suggest innovative solutions and provide ideas for EIP-AGRI Operational Groups and other innovative projects.