What is hemp?

The hemp plant has literally been interwoven in history for thousands of years, the earliest records of hemp use date back to 8000 BC in Taiwan, where hemp ropes were discovered in pottery.

Hemp, textile, industrial or agricultural is a variety of cultivated plant of the Cannabaceae family. It is an annual plant, selected for the size of its stem and its low THC content.

Botanists name Cultivated Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.). It is sometimes locally called "hempseed". Although designating the same botanical species, the term is now preferably used to designate the industrial plant and its plant fiber, while Cannabis is the scientific name also used to designate the psychotropic form, used as a drug or for medical purposes.

Long neglected, hemp cultivation is once again appealing to farmers, in part having many ecological advantages. In fact, the plant, which is particularly resistant to rapid growth, requires little energy. Easily cultivable without GMOs or pesticides, this crop remains advantageous from an ecological point of view, especially as it requires very little maintenance and almost no irrigation. With a life cycle of four to five months, hemp allows rapid cultivation and, in fact, an attractive yield.

But this is not the only advantage of this kind of culture. This is ideal for preparing the land to accommodate other plantations. Up to 5 meters tall, the plant suffocates weeds, leaving the soil clean. Even more, its ramified roots which evolve in depth allow a loose soil, therefore easy to work for the farmer.