Training Offered

The Valorization of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants Training Course

    1. INTRODUCTION

The training workshop is designed for anyone interested in improving their knowledge of the valorization of aromatic and medicinal plants – other NGOs, engineers, farmers, herbalists, etc. The training is overseen by specialized university teachers and professionals, headed by Professor Saadia Zrira of the Hassan II Agronomic and Veterinary Institute, the president and founder of ASSID. The instructors have both academic and field knowledge that allow them to lead practical laboratory sessions (to study aromatic herbs, drying and distillation techniques) as well as field trips to relevant industrial factories.
 
     2. COURSE CONTENT


MODULE 1: THE PRODUCTION OF AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL HERBS (AMP)

  1. Classifying aromatic and medicinal plants in Morocco         
  2. Recognizing the importance of factors such as geographical distribution, climate and the natural environment
  3. Understanding biodiversity and production of both natural and cultivated plants
  4. Identifying aromatic and medicinal plants
  5. Recognizing plant morphology
  6. Locating the different parts of the plant for useful application (leaves, flowers)
  7. Identifying the native production regions in Morocco
  8. • Practical workshops on preparing the land for aromatic species
    • Cultivation techniques: cultivation monitoring, harvesting, and techniques for multiplication
  9. Determining the national and international markets for aromatic and medicinal plants and their extracts

MODULE 2: THE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY OF AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS

  1. Manufacture of dried herbs.
  2. Extraction of essential oils and other aromatic extracts
  3. Introduction to the drying, cleaning and packaging process of plants
  4. Introduction to essential oil extraction
  5. Introduction to floral water extraction
  6. Quality control of dried plants and essential oils
  7. Practical session in laboratory
  8. Field trip to aromatic and medicinal plant unit to observe the extraction process

 

MODULE 3: THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF DRIED AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANTS AND THEIR EXTRACTS      

  1.  The uses of dried aromatic and medicinal plants
  2.  The uses of essential oils
  3.  The uses of floral waters
  4.  Demonstration of their usage

 

MODULE 4: A TECHNICAL- ECONOMIC STUDY OF AN AMP PROJECT

  1.  Diagnostic
  2.  Evaluation
  3.  Implementation of the project
  4.  Monitoring and evaluation

  5. REGISTRATION INFORMATION
    1. Target audience: Engineers, technicians, NGOs, herbalists, farmers and anyone interested in working within aromatic and medicinal herbs
    2. Language: French or Arabic, depending on demand of group
    3. Venue: Club Culturel et Sportif de l’Agriculture (ACSA), Rabat, Morocco.
    4. Course timetable: March -July 2013 (Exact dates will be confirmed nearer the time)
    5. Duration: One week
    6. Cost: 5000 DH (400 Euros) per person for a class of up to 20 delegates; this amount includes the cost of the training, any reference materials and all transportation costs as part of any educational visits within Morocco.
    7. Accommodation and subsistence costs are at the participants' own expense.
    8. For course booking or any requests for information, please contact:  saadia.zrira@gmail.com/s.zrira@iav.ac.ma or kirans.dutt@gmail.com

Tel/Fax: 00 212 537 68 66 12 - GSM: 00 212 661 07 34 46


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Training Course on the Promotion of Aromatic & Medicinal Plants

 

 

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We can only accept payment by bank transfer prior to the course start date. Please make payment to the following account:

Nom du banque : Credit Agricole
Nom du compte : ASS ASSID P/DEVEL DURABLE
Numéro de compte : 0355021356510121
Code RIB : 225 810 0355021356510121 23
Email: saadia.zrira@gmail.com Fax: 00 212 537 68 66 12

 

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