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Hemp Building in Poland I

Hemp industry market models


& local economic development
Kehrt Reyher

A problem on the farm


The Local Challenge

High unemployment
High percentage of farm employment
High poverty rate
Lack of equipment in family farming
Difficult to maintain workforce
Farms are too small
Pollution
Living off subsidies (short term solution)
Lack of entrepreneurs and innovators

Hemp Building in Poland I

A problem on the farm


Hemp Industry: Barriers to Development

Uncertain demand (hemp markets)


Lack of suitable partners
Regulatory landscape
Dominance by established companies
Limitations on external knowledge
Lack of technology development
Lack of entrepreneurial initiatives
Financing

Hemp Building in Poland I

A problem on the farm

Pilot project
TO GROW A VILLAGE
Innovation, entrepreneurship and
rural economic development in Poland
Nako Village Gmina Lelw

Hemp Building in Poland I

Pilot project
The Distributed Economy*
A regional strategy to promote
innovation by small and medium
sized enterprises, as well as
sustainable development.

*Allan Johansson

Hemp Building in Poland I

Pilot project
The Distributed Economy

Regional/local network for


- use of local natural resources
- employment
- knowledge sharing
- technology development
- financing
Open-source technology development
Low-cost small-scale production facilities
Serving as many local markets as possible
(food)

Hemp Building in Poland I

Pilot project

Hemp Building in Poland I

The Distributed Economy

Centralized economy

Decentralized economy

Pilot project

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The Distributed Economy

"In the rising 21st Century, we begin to


see a collaborative and distributed
economic system rising as well."
Merzouk Sider,
Economist and eco builder,
Bouriane region in France

Pilot project

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The Distributed Economy

"Collaborative and distributed opensource projects will guide


entrepreneurial efforts to set up local
hemp operations and get flourishing
quickly. "
Pierre Amadieu,
Inventor & hemp consultant,
Initiative Chanvre

Pilot project
The Distributed Economy

Hemp Building in Poland I

Pilot project: To Grow A Village


Hemps promise

Versatility
Environmental
Agricultural
advantages
Profitability

INDUSTRIAL
HEMP

Hemp Building in Poland I

Pilot project: To Grow A Village


Femp farm

Income

Processing

Jobs

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Products

Markets

Pilot project
The Distributed HEMP Economy

Its all green


Low technology
Simple products
Local/national/intl. export potential
Low financial barrier to entry

Hemp Building in Poland I

Pilot project: To Grow A Village


Barriers to Development

Uncertain demand (markets)


Lack of suitable partners
Regulatory landscape
Dominance by established companies
Limitations on external knowledge
Lack of technology development
Lack of entrepreneurial initiatives
Financing

Hemp Building in Poland I

Solutions

Business Communications; Research


Matchmaking/strategic partnerships
Local support
PR, marketing
Build bridges to knowledge
Business opportunity
Business opportunity
Private, public

Case Study: Cercleco/France

Hemp Building in Poland I

Building and food supply

Self-builders, eco-builders, craftsmen


Local marketing and promotion
Natural, local building materials including HEMP
Local supply chain for wood for:
- building materials
- wood byproducts for as fuel/collective heating
Economic development & job creation
CO2 recapture
Developed CSA project -- matching the supply of six farmers to demand
from more than 100 local families who are delivered staples such as
vegetables, milk, cheese, meat, bread, etc.
Developing similar new projects locally and regionally

Case Study: Cercleco/France

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Case Study: Hanffaser/Germany


Hemp-based local value chain

Cooperative at Prenzlau, Germany


Large-scale hemp processing line
400 hectares of neighboring farms
Direct consultation with farmers, producers
Close to home principle: Supply radius 100 km
Processing hemp for
-- textile fibers
-- building materials
-- other bio compounds
High ecological standards
On-site retail showroom
Network of retailers nationally

Hemp Building in Poland I

Case Study: Hanffaser/Germany

Cooperative
spanning PolishGerman Border

Hemp Building in Poland I