“Safran de Salomon” offers you the opportunity to be trained as a saffron producer, thanks to a course provided by Mr. Jauras, the company director.

Objective of the course: train candidates, in botany and crop practices, and also in marketing and sales networks techniques, with an awareness of the elements of social and solidarity economics.

Profile of the candidates: for both genders, with preference for women, due to the particularities of the cultivation.

Candidates must be motivated to settle as a full-time farmer or as a joint contributor and a willingness to join an association of producers that complies with a specification.

The course, lasting for a total of 8 days, is divided into two periods that accompany the cycle of saffron, both representing high points of the cultivation.

– May-June: removing the corms and new plantations (4 days)

– October-November: harvesting and pruning-drying-packaging (4 days)

June

Theoretical training Duration Subjects taught
1h

History and place of saffron in different civilizations

8h

Botany – crop cycle

5h

Crop practices France, Spain, Italy, Greece

(Soils, plantations, soil enrichment products and inputs, active fallows)

Practical training Duration Subjects taught
6h

Planting the corms after soil preparation

6h

Nursery: removing corms, cleaning, calibration

2h

Nursery practices of bulblets and practice of flower production.

October

Theoretical/practical training Duration Subjects taught

14 h

Picking, pruning of pistils, sorting and drying

7 h

Packaging and storage – derivatives

7 h

Cooperatives of the ESS – Marketing


ADDENDUM

To meet a repeated request of already established saffron producers, and to comply with the information obligation with regard to new regulations, in particular the labelling of nutritional values applicable since 13/12/2016, an additional training day will be provided during the second training session (without modification of the price of the training).

September-October

Theoretical training Duration Subjects taught
1h

Export customs regulations

2h

EEC regulations

Hygiene – traceability – labelling (13/12/16)

3h

Presentation of the American and Canadian market

For further information, please contact the company directly.

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