August 29, 2018
JICA Forestry Project conducted training on drying medicinal herbs for employees of Karakol and Zheti-Oguz Forestry Enterprises (leshoze), the knowledge necessary to promote the business of dried herbs has been provided. The project collected information on domestic pharmaceutical companies, identified varieties, volumes and prices of medicinal herbs, and based on the needs prepared training materials. Training was conducted to study the properties and characteristics of medicinal herbs, safety measures and the proper timing of collection of medicinal herbs, types of equipment and methods of drying herbs, the requirements of HACCP standards, rules for storage, transportation, labeling and packaging of finished products. The project has distributed a manual on technological instructions for drying medicinal herbs to all participants so that they can use them in practice.
The participant of the training, a member of the Karakol forestry enterprise, expressed his gratitude to JICA and said: "Thanks to this training we learned how to properly harvest and dry herbs, HACCP requirements. After all, the purpose of the leshoz is to attract local forest users to collect and dry medicinal herbs and wild berries for sale, which will be their additional income and improve their economic status. "
Participants of the training course.
Ms. Bermet Jurupova, project expert is delivering lecture on medicinal herbs and drying techniques.
Burdock - medicinal herbs, growing in the Kyrgyz Republic.