Promimpresa is coordinator of the Coopération Transfrontalière Italie-Tunisie 2014-2020 project (First Standard Project) “Promotion of indigenous Sicilian and Tunisian plant species with nutritional value and good for health” (ESPAS), Rif. n° IS_2.1_054, CUP n. G28H19000990005.
The project has a duration of 30 months, starting in September 2020 and ending in December 2022.
Together with the partners Centro di Ricerca Difesa e Certificazione (Italy), Società
Consortile a r.l. Rocca di Cerere (Italy), Institut National de Recherches en Génie Rural Eaux et Forêts (Tunisia), Agence de Vulgarisation et de Formation Agricole (Tunisia), Banque Nationale de Gènes de Tunisie (Tunisia), Promimpresa is pursuing the goal of contributing to the development and specialization of agricultural production processes to improve the diversification, competitiveness and sustainability of agricultural enterprises.
The project aims to increase the multifunctionality and diversification of agricultural production in Sicily and Tunisia through the enhancement of indigenous plant species with high nutraceutical and health value.
- To define scientific protocols on indigenous plant species with high nutraceutical and health value;
- To strengthen networks between researchers operating in the nutraceutical sector and agricultural operations;
- To co-develop market strategies for the promotion and enhancement of the production of indigenous plant species with high nutraceutical and health value and their integration into sectors with a high degree of innovation (phytotherapeutics, cosmetics, nursery, etc.);
- Agricultural enterprises;
- Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the agro-food sector and in the processing of fresh produce, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and herbal medicine companies, etc .;
- Public and private actors.
The project sets out to produce :
Scientific protocols on indigenous plant species
Educational guide on multiplication of indigenous plant species
Market strategy report and marketing plan to enhance the production of indigenous plant species with high nutraceutical and health value and their integration into sectors with a high degree of innovation
Social Impact report