A PROJECT, A FARM, AN EMPORIO, AN ACADEMY
We started from the earth. In 2011 we sowed hemp in Puglia after 50 years of neglect. Since then, we have been working for the reintroduction of hemp cultivation in Italy and in all arable lands by promoting research and regulation of the sector. To live better, everyone, in harmony with the Earth system.
HEMP: A THOUSAND RESOURCES PLANT
The choice to start from the ground was not accidental. Among the various benefits that are recognized to this plant, there is the property of purifying the land and strengthening the soil; which allowed us to be halfway through the work already. From here, we discovered how much, in addition to being useful for the well-being of the body, it could be sustainable for the economy. Thus, we have never stopped.
A new specialized concept-store, where the customer can find the thousand forms of Hemp, food and no food. A point of reference for the purchase of high quality products produced in Italy and Europe. Thousands of people have visited it. And you?
Scientific research is the basis of our knowledge.
Farm based in Puglia specialized in the production and processing of hemp. One of the different souls of CanaPuglia. Between hectares of hemp and production workshops we organize training courses and personalized consulting services.
We are proud to have contributed to the technical training of approximately 1200 users in
all Italy. The basic course on hemp cultivation and the new courses scheduled will allow you to access the Italian and European hemp sector without wasting time and money. Do not improvise and entrust yourself to CanaPuglia.
From the bedroom of his family home, Claudio begins to study the history of cannabis by telling it in a column in the fortnightly Carta Canta. He is among the winners of the Apulian Regional Call for Active Principles. The ground for planting is prepared by attracting the attention of the national media.
In March, in a district of Polignano a Mare, the first hemp field in Puglia is born. Claudio enters the national board of Assocanapa. On 17 September he founded the CanaPuglia association in Conversano, in the province of Bari. In October we will participate in the threshing of a hemp in Asti, in the Turin area.
The first hemp coffee in Italy is served in Conversano. The first pizza and the first crêpe are also made. The first course in Puglia for hemp and lime technicians and installers starts. In June, the first productions of typical products, from taralli to orecchiette begin. In 2012 the meetings for the drafting of a new law began at the Ministry for Agriculture. We win the Faraglioni di Puglia Award.
We trigger research on hemp with the CRA (current CREA), and we carry out the first phytoremediation project in Taranto for the reclamation of the land in front of Ilva. We offer support for the drafting of the regional law on medical cannabis. THE ITALY-NEPAL HEMP PROJECT STARTS. Thanks to us 120 hectares are sown in Puglia, the first region of Italy for the area cultivated with hemp.
First training course in Italy on the cultivation of Hemp. On March 1st we participate in the Italia a Tavola Prize in Florence. The first hemp sweets are born, the typical "sighs", in Bisceglie. We win FIRST PLACE AS THE BEST STAND AT THE INDICA SATIVA TRADE FAIR. We contribute to the recovery of the historic Italian variety Eletta Campana.
We promote the use of hemp in construction to build and renovate spaces with eco-sustainable solutions. The constant work of spreading the properties of hemp, including through training courses, attracts the attention of experts in the construction sector.
On November 24 Richard Rose, pioneer of hemp food in the USA, visits CanaPuglia Emporio, which has just opened. Internships for undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over Italy start. Work continues on drafting regional and national cannabis laws.
National law 242/2016 on the promotion of the Italian hemp supply chain to which we have strongly contributed is published. In this year Claudio works on the drafting of the REGIONAL LAW 6 June 2017, n. 21 on medical cannabis. We appear on the American CBS News. Let's start participating in the cultured and eaten show cooking project.
We win the Oscar Green Coldiretti Puglia in the “Networking” category and participate in the finals in Cernobbio. The Rai program Geo & Geo invites Claudio live to tell his experience, to the point that other programs on the national network involve him in projects on hemp-based nutrition. With the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, we offer tastings in front of the Palladium Theater on the occasion of the Puglia Show Case.
Our 10,000 acre certified food and seed products arrive in Canada. Then the market extends to others in two dozen states in Europe and five or six outside Europe. We participate in the Grow Your Future project by giving certified seeds for a green guerrilla movement. We host an Erasmus project of 72 young people from 3 European countries in our concept store in Conversano. Job orientation course in Trapani with Coldiretti. We participate in the International Hemp Exhibition in Milan.
We provide consultancy to public and private entities, Italian and foreign universities and to entrepreneurs in the sector also from other countries. Let's start contributing to animal welfare by supplying rope to the pigs of an Italian company. We organize the first Experience tour by collaborating with the Petronella family of Altamura for the production of typical hemp-based bread. The experimentation of the cultivation of Perugina, a variety based on CBG, begins
The collaboration with Salewa, the European leader in mountaineering products, is born. Trust Pilot reviewers rate our website as “exceptional” which, in nine years, has been visited by three million people (unique visitors). The number of participants in our training courses reaches one thousand. Our products also arrive in China. We develop an indoor plant of over fifty Kw in Salento
We supply certified seed for six tons around the world. We participate in the Affinity Space project in the Milan Design Week. Work and projects in progress ...
How far we have come
In ten years of activity, CanaPuglia services and products have reached over twenty countries in the EU and non-EU countries.