Design By Nature. Monavea Cross, Crettyard, Co Laois, Via Carlow, Ireland
To whom it concerns, (an open letter to all those concerned in Gov, NGO's and the public)
I am seeking your attention and support for a project involving the growing of botanical herbal and wildflower products in Ireland on a very large-scale which may create hundreds if not thousands of jobs..
My idea was selected as a runner-up in last years 'Your country Your call' competition hosted by Martin McAleese. As such there is now a small network of competitors who seek to further develop their set of ideas as runners-up.
In brief the project aims to encourage 5000 farm families to grow herbal crops for processing.
Ideally, I wish to launch the project nationally during summer 2012 when our trial crops will be in full production. Photographs of crops can be viewed online at https://picasaweb.google.com/SeedPic/Botanicals#
My idea is to hold an open day on our farm to show the feasibility of growing herbs, from that, I seek to start a network group to develop the ideas and action.
Sandro Cafolla. Owner / manager.Design By Nature (Ire)
Idea= ‘high value’ botanical crop raw materials grown and processed for food and pharma.
Requiring 5000 farms /(15,000 people) to diversify into botanical horticulture crops and processing .
Market = Global 105 billion, EU 12.5 billion
Growth rate = 3% to 12%, expansion is forecast
segments: food, flavourings, drugs, medicines, cosmetics, food supplements, reams, vitamins, tonics, teas, drinks, sprays, elixirs , extracts and more
Some of Europe’s largest herbal processors are present in Ireland. They import raw materials
Research is paving the way new generations of crops from plant species. Incl' lichens and mosses and fungi.
The document discusses
Specialise = Traceability and quality control
small scale manufacturing of un-compounded chemicals and derivatives
shared co-op grading and milling of botanicals
Ireland has an excellent climate for producing roots, leaves, petals, berries and certain seeds from native plants.
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