Mediplant, Center for Research on Medicinal Plants, Conthey

Situated in Conthey (Canton of Valais, Switzerland), MEDIPLANT was created by the Dalle Molle Foundation in 1988, in association with the State of Valais and the Swiss Confederation, with the role of shedding light on genesis and the functioning of parasitic structures in agriculture, and to propose cultures complying with economic laws and ecological demands. Today, and in collaboration with the  Swiss Federal Agricultural Research Station of Changins (VD), the HES-SO technical college in Sion and Swiss universities, MEDIPLANT works to domesticate and genetically improve new medicinal or aromatic plants based on quality criteria defined by the users. MEDIPLANT focuses in particular on plants suited to mountain regions and researches environmentally friendly cultivation techniques.



The aim of the Dalle Molle Foundation for Quality of Life Contest is to promote innovative projects of general interest and of high scientific quality.

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