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Italy: Sicily launches innovative hemp project to revolutionize agriculture

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Sicily is preparing to revolutionize the hemp industry with a program that aims to strengthen local supply chains. Under the motto Canapa New Tech (New Technology Hemp), this initiative wants to transform Sicily's agricultural landscape by exploring the region's potential for hemp cultivation with sustainable practices. In this article, we will delve into the details of this innovative project.

The Canapa New Tech project falls within the scope of the Sicilian Rural Development Program (PSR), a strategic investment scheme supported by the European Union and the Region of Sicily. Although specific investment amounts have not been disclosed, the program aims to inject resources into several sectors, including agriculture, forestry and environmental protection.

Diversifying hemp cultivation with pioneering technologies

At the heart of the Canapa New Tech project is a commitment to diversifying hemp cultivation and promoting innovation across the industry. Sicily's favorable coastal plains and river valleys provide an ideal setting for hemp cultivation, especially during the spring-summer seasons.

The program encompasses a wide range of activities aimed at advancing hemp cultivation practices, from developing new hemp varieties to implementing state-of-the-art harvesting techniques. In this way, Canapa New Tech is poised to propel Sicily to the forefront of the hemp industry.

Expanding supply chains

One of the main objectives of the initiative is to establish organic and conventional hemp supply chains for various sectors, including food, cosmetics and textiles. By fostering these supply chains, Sicily aims to unlock the full economic potential of hemp in the region.

Canapa New Tech emphasizes collaboration between stakeholders, including agricultural companies, universities and research organizations. By pooling resources and knowledge, the program seeks to accelerate research, technological development and innovation in the hemp sector.

Boost sustainability

Canapa New Tech's mission is to promote sustainable practices throughout the hemp value chain. By using cutting-edge technologies and adopting rigorous farming techniques, participants aim to minimize environmental impact and maximize efficiency and productivity.

The initiative also places a strong emphasis on capacity development and knowledge transfer within the local hemp industry. Through training programs and knowledge-sharing initiatives, entrepreneurs and operators will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the evolving hemp market.

Canapa New Tech has a diverse line-up of participants, including agricultural companies, research institutions and technological innovators. This cohesive network, led by organizations such as Millasensi and the University of Turin, is poised to drive significant advances in the hemp sector in Sicily.

Looking to the future

As Sicily embarks on this ambitious journey, the Canapa New Tech initiative signals a new era of innovation and growth for the region's hemp sector. By harnessing the power of technology, collaboration and sustainability, Sicilian authorities are laying the foundation for a thriving hemp economy that benefits both the environment and the community.

With Canapa New Tech leading the charge, Sicily is poised to emerge as a major player in hemp cultivation and innovation, putting itself on the path to a sustainable and prosperous future in the burgeoning hemp industry.

 

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[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]

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