Economic Development

Proposed bill in Sicily aims to establish hemp as economic driver

A Sicilian Regional Assembly (ARS) member has put forth a bill aimed at expanding hemp farming and production as local stakeholders envision…

August 7, 2020

‘Hemp can work wonders for the agriculture of Latin America’

INTERVIEW: Lorenzo Rolim da Silva is a consultant to international companies in the development of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp…

July 30, 2020

South Korea sets special ‘free zone’ for industrial hemp

South Korean officials have designated the country's North Gyeongsang Province as a “Special Industrial Hemp Free Zone,” aiming to make…

July 10, 2020

Uruguay agency sets a roadmap for hemp sector development

Cannabis-derived food & feed, cosmetics, medicine and genetics offer the best export opportunities for Uruguay in the coming years, according…

June 26, 2020

Project in Morocco combines hemp and solar to go totally off grid

A team of organizations has completed construction of a ground-breaking eco-building in Morocco that combines hemp construction with a high-tech…

April 14, 2020

Nepalese entrepreneur’s ‘cosmic’ plans start with hemp charcoal

Of the many potential uses of the hemp plant, Nepalese entrepreneur Bilabh Shrestha is starting where it’s simple. The 28-year-old…

December 22, 2019

Hemp seen as boon to Marche region of eastern Italy

Stakeholders in the Marche region of Italy envision a thriving industrial hemp sector active in construction, textiles, bioplastics and food…

July 9, 2019

Hemp stakeholders in Japan launch strategy for industry revival

Stakeholders in Japan have launched a “Campaign to Re-Open Japan for Hemp,” aiming to revive the ancient crop for agricultural…

July 8, 2019

Germany’s HANF FARM relocates to historically organic lands

Leading European agri-business and food producer HANF FARM GmbH has relocated its headquarters and is now operating out of a…

June 10, 2019

First Latin American & Caribbean Hemp Summit seeks speakers

Organizers of the first ever Latin American & Caribbean Hemp Summit have issued a call for speakers to inform the…

May 20, 2019