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AgriDiverCluster, coordinated by the Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources of HAO-DIMITRA, is the objective of the business plan which aims to create clusters of organizations with experience in the support of innovation and entrepreneurship for the development and valorization of new products and / or services of high added value with international recognition and a high degree of competitiveness. Through the training, the communication and the co-development between the members of AgriDiverCluster, cluster’s main mission and priority focus on developmental prospects for the generation of Greek products with distinct identity and authentication.


Strategic partnership for AGRI-entrepreneurship and EcoInnovation” Better integration of the education within the European research community,Upgrading learning and training capacity and capability, Improved educational capacity for regional economic and social development


Innovative Skills Transfer for the Development of Agricultural Entrepreneurs-Technısche Universitaet. Leitaktion 2 - Strategische Partnerschaften in der Erwachsenenbildung-2018. The use of innovative approaches and technologies in the fields of production, processing and marketing of agricultural products.


AGRIcultural Youngsters Oriented Ultimate Training. The project plans to achieve those aims through developing innovative training resources from the Naturaliter project by in depth updated need analysis, adapted competences for the new skills, transfer to the new countries and target users. Rural areas can offer alternatives for sustainable activities and job creation. Youngsters and women can be subjects of a new agriculture revival. One of the main difficulties is linked to lack of competences, know-how, training and entrepreneurship.


Therapeutic effects of apitherapy in higher education “Higher education curriculum on the use of bee products in health”.


Ensuring the availability of and access to sufficient safe and nutritious food is a key priority that impacts all EU citizens and Horizon 2020 has therefore identified food security as one of the major challenges to be addressed. BGCI, an international network organisation will work with botanic gardens, experienced informal science centres with research expertise in food and food plants, alongside other key organisations to implement the BigPicnic project.


Established in 1962, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is a Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation composed of 13 Member States (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey). The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari and the Institute of Montpellier were the first to be established by CIHEAM. It operates through its 4 Institutes based in Bari (Italy), Chania (Greece), Montpellier (France) and Zaragoza (Spain) and the Headquarters based in Paris.


The FSC certification system is a robust, reliable, and rigorous system based on the voluntary acceptance of standards assessed by independent third parties, aimed at forest owners, managers and administrators; and companies involved in the processing and transformation of forest-based materials. Currently, in addition to timber products, non-timber products and ecosystem services can also be certified by FSC.


This project aims to create the proper scheme to support prevention and early detection of erroneous eating habits, diseases of nutrition, to raise awareness about the problem of unhealthy eating among our communities and to reduce as much as possible its effects. HEALTHY plans to inform and train adults in adopting a healthy lifestyle for themselves and for their children, to fight against obesity, a disease that can cause 10 different types of cancer.


POEASE is an answer to the challenges related to the rapid transition to new forms of e-training in the ATVET environment. The 18 new training modules developed during the project are going to support the digital upskilling of ATVET (Agricultural Technical VET) trainers/teachers and tutors supported by training scenarios with best practices from the sector of Agriculture. Upskilled trainers can achieve a massive increase of e-learners in Agriculture and therefore increase the Sustainability of Agricultural Education.

Pomona Gardens (Botanical Conservatory)

Biodiversity dwells in Pomona's botanical conservatory: a thousand fruit varieties saved from extinction and the largest collection of figs in Europe The botanical conservatory "I Giardini di Pomona" combines nature conservation with low-impact tourist accommodation in a fascinating landscape setting: in the exact center of Puglia, at the crossroads of the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. The agriturismo i Giardini di Pomona offers year-round hospitality in its artfully renovated and carefully furnished trulli.


The entire project's idea is to provide innovative methodologies to directly involved persons with the cultivation, collection, production, packaging and promotion of super-foods, aromatic-medicinal herbs and forest fruits, aiming to enhance their basic professional skills as their ICT skills, via vocational training activities in order to be more competitive themselves & their products. Main objectives of “SuperGREENLabelFoods” are the preparation & development of innovative activities for agriculturists/ agricultural workers/ producers/ working on the superfoods & aromatic-medicinal herbs production



Agromática has been providing information related to agriculture and gardening since 2012, mixing professional and domestic topics in a simple and understandable style. On their website, you can find articles of all types and subjects. They have a special section dedicated to Aromatic and Medicinal Plants.


The National Interprofessional Association of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants is responsible for promoting the planting and distillation of these crops. It was born out of the need to bring together, inform and promote the PAM sector in Spain. It currently brings together members from all over the country, including producers, distillers, distributors, technicians and researchers working in Spain in the field of aromatic and medicinal plants.


The general objective of the FoRuO project is to promote the development of continuous training systems and skills in the cross-border territory (Spain-France) in order to improve access to employment in relation to new productions in the forestry and rural sector, specifically in the production and processing of aromatic and medicinal plants (MAPs) and small fruits (SM).


Orballo is a company specialising in aromatic infusions and spices located in Paderne (Galicia, Spain), cultivated in a totally ecological way. From the region of "As Mariñas", they claim to "cultivate and restore the value of species such as chestnut trees, hazelnut trees, walnut trees and many aromatic plants, with the respect and care that our land deserves".

Sales Foundation

The garden of the Sales Foundation has a wide variety of wild and cultivated plants, many of them of remote origin, which are of great interest to the visitor. In addition to guided tours, the garden also hosts learning and leisure activities, workshops, concerts, etc. Located in Vigo, Galicia (Spain).


The SPAGYRIA project has developed a complete process from the cultivation of aromatic plants (raw material) to the production of a cream (final product) with 100% natural ingredients and eco-certified seal. The process includes the extraction of antioxidant products from the plants using innovative and, at the same time, sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies. A cooperation project that has allowed the transfer of experience and knowledge on both sides of the Spain-France border.


Apulia in comics: a fantastic journey into Apulian horticultural biodiversity

The comic strip created by DiSSPA, edited by Prof. Luigi Ricciardi with illustrations by Agata Squeo and text edited by Anna Maria Triggiano, tells the journey of Vitino, a child discovering Apulian horticultural biodiversity. The journey begins with Vitino's discovery of a map, in his grandfather's attic, containing directions for finding Puglia's genetic resources, now lost, on the territory, used in the comic to prepare a magic potion, miraculous for health.

Apulian flavors: the Atlas of Traditional Agrifood Products of Apulia

The e-book "Atlas of Traditional Agrifood Products of Puglia," a new publishing product that traverses the tastes of the heel of Italy, is available for download. The Atlas of Traditional Agrifood Products of Apulia was produced by the Department of Agro-Environmental and Territorial Sciences of the University of Bari Aldo Moro, thanks to the contribution of the Apulia Region - Department of Agriculture, Rural and Environmental Development (D.G.R. 1396/2020 "Program for the Promotion of Apulian Quality Agrifood Products and Food Education Annuality 2020-2021"), in order to tell the story of the 329 Traditional Agrifood Products (PAT) of Apulia.

Festa delle Erbe Spontanee di Puglia

The month of July in Martina Franca begins under the banner of natural wellness. July 1 and 2 will in fact be dedicated to the Festival of Apulian Spontaneous Herbs, a two-day event that brings together scientific knowledge of the plant element, moments of relaxation, artistic expression and ... you name it! Hosting this universe of experiences will be Masseria Agriturismo Pace.

Ortaggi liberati: the e-book

Ten extraordinary products of Apulian biodiversity - and something more. Cardoni (the suckers of the artichoke plant), sponzali (the spring onions), fava bean tops, fava bean pods, orobanches, green chickpeas, zucchini tops, sea fennel, caper berries (not to be confused with caper buds) and finally the microgreens of Puglia: these are the ten products featured in the "Liberated Vegetables the e-book" edition (the expanded and corrected reissue of the books "Liberated Vegetables" and "Taken in Vegetables"). Starting from the table of contents, it is possible to reach the various chapters that make up the book and then return to the index by clicking on the BiodiverSO logo.

RegeneriAMO la Natura

Four areas of great environmental value in southern Italy to be saved: crowfunding starts to enhance nature and territory. RegeneriAMO la Natura is a project to enhance 4 oases in Southern Italy promoted by Intesa Sanpaolo, Legambiente and Fondazione La Notte della Taranta. A journey into the beauty of a lesser-known and often, because of this, neglected Italy. Participating in RegeneriAMO la Natura is a gesture of love for nature and the land.



The object of the project is the collection, identification, evaluation and pilot exploitation of local traditional varieties and indigenous fruit trees and shrubs. The project will focus on the species and varieties that have adapted to mountainous and semi-mountainous environments of Northern Greece, specifically the various species of the genus Pyrus (pears), the genus Prunus (cherries, plums, etc.), the genus Malus (apples), as well as the chestnut (Castanea sativa), the quince (Cydonia oblonga), the walnut (Juglans regia), the fig (Ficus carica), the medlar (Eriobotrya japonica) and the pomegranate (Punica granatum).