Egypt: Training for good jasmine cultivation practices

Capacity building for ecologically sustainable jasmine agricultural practices.

 

Jasmine is a flower precious to the world of fragrance that grows in tropical and sub-tropical areas. It is typically cultivated by smallholder farmers, which is notably the case in Egypt.

ECC in jasmine fields

The jasmine plant is targeted by a number of insects and pests causing considerable damage. In order to fight against such threats in an environmentally sustainable way, the Givaudan Foundation is partnering with Ecocert Expert Consulting and a Givaudan Jasmine supplier. Based on the results of a field study, 200 smallholder farmers will be trained in good agricultural practices, including safe plant protection measures and compost management. A handbook serving as reference manual for the farmers will also be created.