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
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

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
MEDELLIN AND POPAYAN, COLOMBIA
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Colombia
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11/10/2018

From September 24 to 28 of 2018, the 2nd Meetings of the Technical Reference Committee were held in the cities of Medellín and Popayán, Colombia.

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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14/04/2018

The Seda Project participated in the 2018 edition of Emitex, Simatex and Confemaq, an exhibition of the textile industry that had its appointment at the Costa Salguero Center on 10, 11, 12 and 13 April.

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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01/01/2018

The National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and the Indio Hatuey Experimental Station of Cuba (EEIH) signed a specific agreement of complementation and academic, scientific and technological cooperation on sericulture. Through this agreement both institutions will work to achieve one of the objectives foreseen in the framework of the activity Contribution to poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean through sericulture with a sustainable approach and added local value.

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

De izquierda a derecha, se encuentran la Dra. Rose Meire Costa Brancalhão; la Dra. Marí­a Aparecida Fernandez; Dr. Flavio Augusto Vicente Seixas;, Dra Lucineia de Fá¡tima Chasko Ribeiro; Dr. Wanderley Dantas de Oliveira; Dr. Marco Aurélio Schuler de Oliveira. Integrante de este grupo de trabajo es también la Dra. Ana Silvia Lapenta.

Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Maringa
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Brasil
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13/12/2017

The group of researchers associated with the Seda Project through the State University of Maringá (UEM) has been organizing meetings to discuss studies and ideas to contribute to the development and promotion of soy production in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

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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04/12/2017

During December 2017 the coordinator of the Silk Project, Eng. Patricia Marino, held meetings with engineers Claudio Basso and Samanta Dobler, referents of the Silk Laboratory of the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA), and Eng. Francisco Pescio of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) to design the sketches for the construction of the first Silkworm Eggs Multiplier Center that will be located as an extension of the current sericulture breeding shed of FAUBA.

ADELANTE - Cooperación Triangular - UE-ALC

En la foto, la Ing. Abreu junto a los docentes Horacio Alvarez y Hugo Enciso, con la becaria en el Centro INTI-Textiles, Joseline Villeda Pozos de la Universidad Politécnica de Francisco I. Madero, de México

Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
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Argentina
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15/11/2017

Marlene Prieto Abreu participated on a training in the laboratories of the INTI-Textiles Center on Artisan Processes, including artisan dyeing methods.

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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10/11/2017

The technical referents of the entities participating in the Proyecto SEDA organized meetings on November 1, 2 and 3 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to establish the agenda of actions for 2018.

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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01/11/2017

In order to extend the networking programs initiated during the 1st International Silk Workshop, on the first Wednesday of November, 25 people participated in a 4-hour day in which the tasks developed in the Physical, Chemical, Surfactant and Silk laboratories were shown with demonstrations of the transformation of the silk cocoon into thread, the Trends Observatory and the specialized library of the INTI-Textiles Centre. The day ended in the Vicuña room of the Centre where an Argentinean and a Mexican craftswoman made demonstrations of silk spinning and weaving.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union and Latin America & the Caribbean
Proyecto SEDA - Sustainable Sericulture
Buenos Aires
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Argentina
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04/09/2017

Academic, scientific and technological cooperation agreement on sericulture between INTI and the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires.

The National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires (FAUBA) signed an academic, scientific and technological cooperation agreement on sericulture.

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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01/09/2017

On 30th and 31st October 2017, the 1st International Workshop on Silk was held in Buenos Aires.

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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