Project name: “MedPlanet – Network for cooperation between the herb to enhance comparative advantages in cross-border area Calarasi – Silistra for sustainable development”

Financed under the CBC Romania – Bulgaria 2007-2013

Implemented in partnership of five partner organizations, as the Lead partner was the National institute for research and development of biological sciences in Bucharest. Two other institutes participate on the Romanian side as their main task is to demonstrate the scientific feasibility of herb production in Romania and in particular Calarasi County. ARCI- Silistra is a project partner from Bulgarian side together with the” New Age “Alphatar.

The project examined the possibilities for greater use of medicinal plants and derivatives of natural products, and strengthen cooperation between the herb producers in the region. This is a step for sustainable development by supporting the cultivation and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants. To encourage local people to use the business potential of these natural resources, the project created and developed a network of cooperation, transfer of know-how from research institutes to local existing and potential farmers, so as to facilitate production and marketing of local products – medicinal and aromatic plants.