Providing training, tools and appropriate technology for sericulture to support women and vulnerable populations develop a sustainable economic activity.

COORDINATING INSTITUTION
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI) - Argentina
PARTNER INSTITUTION
Centro Turístico y de Capacitación Sericícola y de Rebocería de Jiquilpa, Michoacán - México
Estación experimental "Indio Hatuey" - Cuba
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
Società Cooperativa Sociale SOCIOLARIO Onlus - Italy
Universidad de Buenos Aires (Facultad de Agronomía) - Argentina
Universidad Estadual de Maringá (Laboratorio de Biotecnología) - Brazil
Universidad Estatal Amazónica (Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra) - Ecuador
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Facultad de Ingeniería Textil) - Colombia
OTHER RELATED INSTITUTIONS
Universidade do Minho - Portugal
BENEFICIARIES
TOTAL BUDGET
2.283.805,00
EU CONTRIBUTION
1.684.991,33
DURATION
48 months (January 1st, 2017 - December 31, 2020)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • The project has paid a study visit to the ITMA 2019 Textile & Garment Technology Exhibition, the textile machinery and innovation fair organized by the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), held in Barcelona. http://cematex.com. 

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  • The Cooperativa Sociale SOCIOLARIO -SOCIOLARIO Social Cooperative- is a strategic partner since the origin of the project.


  • The Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo - Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale -Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation- and the Fondazione CARIPLO -CARIPLO Foundation- financed the initiative of the Organizzazione Internazionale Italo-Latino Americana - International Italian-Latin American Organization- (IILA) to create the "Latin American Silk Network (RELASEDA)", which is the embryo of the SEDA project, in which the Società Cooperativa Sociale SOCIOLARIO -SOCIOLARIO Social Cooperative also participates.


  • The project has paid a study visit to the Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria -Italian Council for Agricultural Research and the Analysis of Agricultural Economics  (CREA), leader in the field of sericulture and owner of the European Union's bombix mori germplasm bank.

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  • Professors Silvia Cappellozza, coordinator of the Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria / Italian Council for Agricultural Research and the Analysis of Agricultural Economics  (CREA), Giovanna Salice, coordinator of the Latin American Silk Network (RELASEDA), Germano Allara, expert in natural dyes, and Giorgio Allara, expert in sericulture production, have served as advisors to the project.


  • The project has paid a study visit to the 2019 edition of the International Silk Conference, organized by the Universitá di Trento -University of Trento-, held in Trento.


  • The Universidade do Minho -University of Minho- has advised the project at different times and has become a collaborating partner during its implementation.


  • The project has paid a study visit to the FIBRENAMICS Group, the international multi-sector platform for the development of innovative fibre-based materials and products, coordinated by the Universidade do Minho -University of Minho- and based in Guimarães.

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  • Professor Raúl Famgueiro, director of the FIBRENAMICS Group, the international multi-sector platform for the development of innovative fibre-based materials and products, coordinated by the Universidade do Minho - University of Minho-, has served as advisor to the project.


  • The project has paid a study visit to the 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF 2019), with the theme 'Smart Sustainable Solutions', organized by the Universidade do Minho - University of Minho- and held in Porto, where it presented a paper on the achievements of the project.

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  • Consultant Marina Chahboune has carried out an international consultancy mission for the project in the field of fashion sustainability, with a special focus on Circular Economy.

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  • The Project has been invited by Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt Trade Fair) to participate in its international textile exhibitions held in Argentina, receiving support for the dissemination of its activities through an info point and the inclusion of time slots in the event's official programme for presentations,  in addition to the corresponding media coverage.


STUDY VISITS

    • Visita de estudio a la ‘Exposición Internacional de Maquinaria Textil (ITMA)’, en Barcelona, para profundizar en el conocimiento sobre las últimas tecnologías de procesamiento de fibras
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    • Visita de estudio a la ‘IV Conferencia internacional sobre fibras naturales’, a la Universidad del Miño y al Grupo FIBRENAMICS, en Oporto y Guimarães, para profundizar en el conocimiento sobre sobre procesos y productos textiles innovadores y sustentables
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    • Visita de estudio al ‘Congreso trienal de la Comisión Internacional de Sericultura (ISC)’, en Tsukuba, para profundizar en el conocimiento sobre biología celular y molecular en la industria sericícola
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    • Visita de estudio al ‘Consejo para la Investigación en Agricultura y el Análisis de la Economía Agrícola (CREA)’, en Padua, para profundizar en el conocimiento sobre técnicas de producción sericícola
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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY

    • Consultoría internacional para el apoyo a la implantación de estrategias orientadas a la sustentabilidad en el sistema de la moda, de forma principal basadas en la Economía Circular
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ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation

This project aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty in several countries in the Latin American region through the development of sustainable sericulture. To do so, the technical and organisational capacity of the recipient organisations will increase, and appropriate sustainable sericulture technology development will be strengthened. In the same way, access to critical inputs for sericulture production in Latin America will be improved and communication and horizontal South-South cooperation will be strengthened. At the end of the project, the prospect is that there will be several operating demonstration centres available, with professionals trained in all the sustainable sericulture techniques and collaborating on a South-South network. In addition, it is expected that the value chain of the silk will have been strengthened, and its production will have been improved.

MAIN CONTRIBUTION, FROM THE PROJECT'S THEMATIC PERSPECTIVE

Goal 1.A

Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 1.A by promoting sericulture as a complementary productive activity for low-income populations, encouraging environmentally sustainable practices and practices adding local value. Transferring knowledge and resources to improve the technical and organizational capacities of the participants responsible for carrying out the Project in all its dimensions, namely: scientific, technological and productive.

Indicator 1.A.2

Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)

Justification:

The project contributes to the infrastructure and human resources of the Project's applicant and co-applicant entities (state universities, municipalities, national research institutes); as well as the support of the triangular EU-LAC cooperation for the implementation of the activities aimed at the development of sericulture entrepreneurs and producers for poverty alleviation in the region.

Goal 8.2

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 8.2 by promoting sericulture as a complementary productive activity for low-income populations, encouraging environmentally sustainable practices and adding local value.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

Goal 8.4

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 8.4 by promoting sericulture as a complementary productive activity for low-income populations, encouraging environmentally sustainable practices and adding local value. To this aim, professionals are trained in good practices in the field of sustainable sericulture, value addition and design management, including the latest global trends in concepts of resource regeneration, circular economy, etc.

Justification:

TARGET WITHOUT INDICATOR

Goal 12.2

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 12.2 by promoting sericulture as a complementary productive activity for low-income populations, encouraging environmentally sustainable practices and adding local value.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

CONTRIBUTION FROM A PARTICULAR PROJECT COMPONENT, COMPLEMENTARY TO THE MAIN TOPIC

Goal 5.5

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 5.5 by granting a larger quota (70%) to women to attend trainings or events and by encouraging the formation of associative entrepreneurs' groups led mostly by women. The sericulture activity shows high levels of women's participation both in carrying out entrepreneurial activities and in bringing their capacity and knowledge in the field of production.

Indicator 5.5.2

Proportion of women in managerial positions

Justification:

The project particularly supports entrepreneurial capacities from primary production to the elaboration of final products, promoting women's training in the working groups.

Goal 5.B

Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 5.B through training and technology transfer in the use of appropriate technology for sericulture production and material processing. Further contribution is also being brought through the construction of demonstration centers equipped with adequate technology for sericulture production and the added value for female entrepreneurs groups, as well as updates regarding marketing channels, virtual sales channels and marketing tools.

Justification:

TARGET WITHOUT INDICATOR

CONTRIBUTION FROM CROSSCUTTING TOPICS

Goal 13.B

Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

Justification:

The SEDA project contributes to Target 13.B through activities of technology transfer and knowledge extension in agro-ecological and environmentally sustainable management, encouraging producers and sericulture artisans -many of whom are considered as vulnerable communities- to undertake responsible production strategies, promoting the non-use of agrotoxics, emphasizing the potential for reuse and recycling of silk production. These actions take place both in rural populations and in marginal urban and semi-urban areas, which have the knowledge to undertake the transformation of silk as a high value material.

Justification:

TARGET WITHOUT INDICATOR

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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09/12/2019

A call for Project Ideas for sericulture entrepreneurs was launched within the framework of the Seda Project and with the financial support of the European Union through the ADELANTE Programme. The initiative seeks to strengthen value-added initiatives in the silk production chain that are sustainable, with a gender perspective and that contribute to poverty alleviation in vulnerable sectors.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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09/12/2019

Argentina's National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) improved the building infrastructure of "La Usina" Agro-ecological Center in Santiago del Estero, a province in northern Argentina. This space, dedicated to sericulture, will specialize in the production of fiber processing and silk reeling machines.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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25/11/2019

Professor and Researcher María Aparecida Fernández, the technical expert of Universidade Estadual de Maringá, which is an associated entity of the Seda Project in Brazil, together with Researcher Daniel Caligari, from the same institution, participated in "The 25th International Congress on Sericulture & Silk Industry - Silk beyond the Textile", held from 19 to 22 November 2019 in Tsukuba, Japan.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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21/11/2019

The Portuguese University of Minho, from its Fibrenamics platform for research work on fibres, became part of the Seda Project as an associated entity. The relationships between the work teams of the House of Higher Education and the participating entities of the Project have been built for a long time through formal and informal meetings in which knowledge is exchanged regarding the use of natural fibres to develop innovative products in various sectors of the industry.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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04/11/2019

With a high level of participation from designers, textile industrialists and sericulture producers, a training day on sericulture was held at the INTI-Textiles Center, on 30 October from 9:30 to 12:30.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean

Ensayos en los laboratorios del CREA

Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Padova
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Italy
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01/11/2019

Mr. Juan Rodriguez Martinez, technical referent of Casita de Piedra Cetcaser, which is a partner entity of the Seda Project in Mexico, carried out a training in primary production and improvement techniques of silkworm breeding at the CREA Institute of Padova, Italy, in October 2019.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean

Más 150 docentes recibieron capacitaciones sobre el manejo de producción sericícola en el aula

Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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01/11/2019

In October 2019, in the premises of the UBA Agricultural School, Experts from the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) gave a workshop on silkworm breeding in educational fields, with Green Schools and Teachers' Schools, from the Educational area of the CABA (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires).  "More than 150 teachers from primary and secondary schools and gardens of the Federal Capital were trained," said Agricultural Engineer Francisco Pescio, INTA technical expert for the Silk Project.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
,
Argentina
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10/09/2019

With the aim of inspiring innovative ideas and knowledge about circular economy strategies, German specialist Marina Chahboune gave a conference in Buenos Aires, at the INTI auditorium, on 6 September 2019, within the framework of the SEDA Project, with the European Union's financial support through the ADELANTE Triangular Cooperation Programme.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
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Argentina
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09/09/2019

Technical experts of the Seda Project from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Ecuador, met on 4 September, at the INTI-Textiles Center, to share knowledge and views on current trends in the production and commercialization of silk and textiles.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Medelín
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Colombia
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29/07/2019

As part of the objectives of improving technical and organizational skills, as well as training professionals in genetics and transformation of material for added value, the National Institute of Industrial Technology (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial - INTI) of Argentina, together with the Sociolario Cooperative in Italy and the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) of Colombia, obtained a scholarship for a PhD student from the UPB at the University of Trento, Italy.

Past events

Nov 08, 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture

Sericulture workshops in Buenos Aires

On the 8th, 9th and 10th of November there will be workshops on Training Good Practices in processing techniques in the silk laboratories of the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and in the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA) in Argentina.

The workshops are focused on the...

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Sep 24 - 28, 20189:00
Medelin - Colombia
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture

2nd Meeting of the Proyecto Seda Committee

Sericulture experts from Latin America and Italy will meet from September 24 to 28 in Colombia within the framework of the Seda Project to discuss the actions of this project linked to the regional plan to promote the training, production, design and marketing of silk in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The agenda...

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Jun 21 - 23, 2018
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture

Silk workshops

On 21st, 22nd and 23rd June, within the framework of the project Proyecto Seda, the National Institute of Industrial Technology will host training workshops on silkworm rearing; the transformation of the material and degumming process; bleaching, and natural silk dyes.

Apr 10 - Apr 13, 2018
Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture

Proyecto Seda at Emitex

Proyecto Seda will be present at Emitex, the annual meeting of clothing industry suppliers, from Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017
Auditorio INTI, Av Gral Paz 5445 San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture

International Workshop: "Silk farming as a tool for development and added value" and annual meeting of experts

Within the framework of the project Proyecto Seda, which is co-financed by the European Union through the ADELANTE programme, the 1st International Silk Workshop will be held on 30th and 31st October from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Auditorium of INTI’s central offices, Parque Tecnológico Miguelete, Avenida General...

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