Article: Uruguay agency sets a roadmap for hemp sector development

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Uruguay agency sets a roadmap for hemp sector development   The Agency said the country’s favorable geographic location and commitment to high value-added agricultural exports are positive indicators for Uruguayan hemp. Hemp Today report… Cannabis-derived food & feed, cosmetics, medicine and genetics offer the best export opportunities for Uruguay in the coming years, according to a recent report from the country’s Investment & Export Promotion Agency. The Agency said development of the industry can generate employment in vulnerable areas of the country, offering jobs for those with limited employment options, such as rural women. National genetics ‘crucial’ A competitive network of local breeders and better access to external genetics can boost local development while self-cultivators and cannabis clubs can be transitioned into breeders, according to the report.

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Cannabis-derived food & feed, cosmetics, medicine and genetics offer the best export opportunities for Uruguay in the coming years, according to a recent report from the country’s Investment & Export Promotion Agency.

Noting those sectors represent the potential for “short-term export impact,” the Agency also said development of the industry can help attract investment, boost the fortunes of Uruguay’s farmers and continue the transition from illegal trade in cannabis.

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