From this Manual you will learn how to start your own business in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants. You will learn about the legal framework of organization for rural entrepreneurship so that you can choose what form fits you the most. You will find relevant information about organic agriculture in case that you will consider to certificate your products and maximize your profit. We present you 20 case studies of herbs from spontaneous flora that are in danger of disappearance, so that you can choose to start your business by cultivating this plants in organized cultures and you will know exactly what to do in order to obtain good quality products.
In the end, we will teach you how to prepare your business plan in order to finance your business and to learn how to establish your goals and how to reach great results. Also, you will get your inspiration from successful case studies and business ideas in the domain of medicinal and aromatic plant production.
In order to assure a better dissemination of the Manual and its video supplement the project produced a Curriculum for applying O1. Curriculum is designed for adult educators in order to assure a proper implementation and bring added value to O1.
Curriculum has a great potential to increase the use of learning outcomes and supports teaching, learning and assessment. O2 will provide learning and teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches for adult educators, which deliver key competences, while allowing them to play an active role in society and achieve personal fulfillment. O2 is an innovative toolkit for adult educators in rural entrepreneurship that can be directly exploited and applied on their target group in a practical and concrete level.
Curriculum consist in: implementation procedures, training purpose and objectives, teaching and learning methodologies, time allocated – training/breaks, developed skills, evaluation methodology.
Below you can find both O1 and O2 in Romanian, Latvian and German languages:
You can download the Manual in Romanian language here: Manual pentru Educație în antreprenoriat rural prin producția și valorificarea plantelor medicinale și aromatice care sunt pe cale de dispariție din flora spontană
You can download Curriculum in Romanian language here: Curs de formare pentru Educatie in antreprenoriat rural prin productia si valorificarea plantelor medicinale si aromatice care sunt pe cale de disparitie din flora spontana
You can download the Manual in Latvian language here: Rokasgrāmata Uzņēmējdarbības vecināšana laukos caur ārstniecības un aromātisko augu ražošanu un izmantošanu
You can download Curriculum in Latvian language here: Mācību kursa programma Izglītošana lauku uzņēmējdarbībā caur ārstniecības un aromātisko augu ražošanu un popularizēšanu
You can download the Manual in German language here: Handbuch Bildung im ländlichen unternehmertum durch die produktion und ausbeutung die Heil-und aromapflanzen wer sind verschwinden von der spontanen flora
You can download Curriculum in German language here: Trainingskurs Curriculum Bildung in ländlichem Unternehmertum durch Herstellung und Aufwertung von Kräutern, die nur aus der spontanen Flora gefährdet oder verfügbar sind
Below you can view the video supplement designed in an accessible and understandable manner for people without basic skills (school droppers, illiterates), in order to facilitate their inclusion in entrepreneurial training activities and to encourage their entrepreneurship initiatives.
(collage of photos and videos and voice narration in Romanian language)