IFEAT India Study Tour 2013
Sunday 9th – Tuesday 18th JuneOnline booking available – click here
The IFEAT Study Tours take place annually and aim to offer more in depth study of a particular region and its production.
The tours are restricted to a low number of delegates – 40 people – thereby providing the kind of participation and attention levels that come with a smaller group. The tours are ideal for both experienced individuals and newcomers alike.
This study tour has been designed to allow participants:
- To gain an intimate knowledge of the field, production and processing facilities of floral extractives, oleoresins and essential oils in the flower belt and spice extraction farms of South India. Participants will visit facilities producing jasmine (grandiflorum /sambac), mimosa, tuberose, champaca, rose, palmarosa, eucalyptus, geranium, rosemary, marigold, sandalwood, oleoresins and essential oils.
- Participants will have the option of joining in either the first or both the first and second legs of the tour. The first leg of the tour between Madurai and Mysore, will concentrate on the flower production of southern India, whilst the second leg, between Mysore and Kochi (Cochin) will concentrate on spice oleoresins and essential oils.
- June is the harvesting season for flowers, so the perfect time to see the fields.
- Climate-wise, June is a good time to visit this part of India.
- Good time for the hosting companies, who have all agreed with the time of the tour.
- Usually good weather.
Registrations are now being accepted from both IFEAT members and non-members. You may also register more than one participant from each company. Participants are encouraged to secure their booking, as places are limited and 50% of places have already been booked.
Book early to ensure a place on the tour!
Bookings will be accepted by IFEAT on a first come first served basis and can be made via IFEAT’s on-line booking system above.