Better essential oils through UNIDO help

17-12-2014 09:12 PM

Mary Fikry Eid Saad

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is seeking to raise the quality of Egyptian essential oils through the “Upgrading the Medicinal and Aromatic value Chain—Access to Export Markets” (EMAP) project. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and is funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
According to EMAP, 14 small and medium essential oils producers in Upper Egypt have been trained over one week on raising the quality of their products to meet global market standards.
“EMAP is working on the development of medicinal and aromatic plants sector in Egypt through an integrated approach which includes the establishment of a quality scheme consistent with global standards, raising the level of productivity of sector workers, and facilitating the access of products to international markets,” said EMAP project manager Amr Abdin.
“Training focused mainly on production, harvesting, post-harvest, quality, value addition and marketing of essential oils,” Abdin explained. The trainees learned different means of cultivation and production, pest control, and analysing the components of essential oils.
EMAP project was launched in November 2011 and is scheduled to continue until December 2015.

Watani International
17 December 2014

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