Upcoming Conference: “Safflower as a factor of local economic growth”

Our partners La Corte della Miniera (CDM) and ISTITUTO D’ISTRUZIONE SUPERIORE A CECCHI (IISAC) are organizing a joint conference (in Italian) on 29th of April 2024 with title “Safflower as a factor of local economic growth. During this event our partner ” Dr. Valerio Coppola from Gal Montefeltro Sviluppo (MOFE) will present the RURALITIES project, emphasizing its philosophy of true local development for rural areas. The project aims to share this method across European partners and African territories, promoting sustainable development processes. In the March pilot area, the focus is centered around safflower cultivation and transformation.

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), known for its oil-rich seeds and historical uses in food coloring and fabric dyes, is gaining scientific and agricultural interest for its resilience to climate adversities and potential as a biofuel source. Società Produttori Sementi has conducted varietal selection and optimized agronomic techniques, leading to certified safflower seeds and improved yields.



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement no 101060876. UK participants in Horizon Europe Project RURALITIES are supported by UKRI grant numbers: 10051963 The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership and 10050988 Earthwatch Europe.