Initiative Chanvre (IC) (The Hemp Initiative), a global effort to develop and promote low-cost business models and tools for the local hemp industries, today launched its web platform.
“Our goal is to gather, first, good will. But in a practical sense we’re looking for solutions to offer a wide range of tools that can nurture localized hemp businesses worldwide,” said Pierre Amadieu, one of the “Pioneers” behind the Initiative. “The key is to develop tailored and dedicated solutions to facilitate open-source R&D projects,” he said. “Our goal is to facilitate the development of localized hemp-based industries that create healthy local products, bring jobs and contribute to local economic development,” Amadieu added.
Initiative Chanvre is to have a first organizational meeting in Germany next month during the Industrial Hemp Building Association’s (IHBA) 5th symposium Oct. 6-7.
That will be followed by activities planned at the World Hemp Village, being held simultaneously during the COP21 climate change summit set for Paris Dec. 5-6. Initiative Chanvre will use both events to continue recruitment of environmental activists the world over to join the effort as hemp country ambassadors and early adopters.
The World Hemp Village will gather hemp experts and hemp entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services in a hall dedicated to IC stakeholders, partners, sponsors and members. Round table talks will be held to brainstorm ideas for the international initiative, which aims to spread the word about, and encourage hemp farming, and the use of products such as hemp building materials and food.
The website was developed by The Nakło Foundation, Poland, with design work by MPR Studio, USA.