We are OPEN FIELDS. We work in the agro-food industry, providing services for innovation and technology transfer to companies.

VISION

We believe that the most innovative techniques and the latest scientific knowledge in the agri-food sector are essential to combine the industrial production of foods with the unique and simple flavors of nature, preserving their taste and use for the well-being of people.

ONGOING PROJECTS

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SOiLUTION
Solutions to reduce soil erosion in hilly and mountain areas maintaining and enhancing agricultural activities.
Bio2
Competitiveness increase of high hill and mountain farms through cereal biodiversity valorization under organic farming (Bio2).
NEWS

Lactic Acid Fermentation as Means of Nutritional Improvement. Marco Spaggiari at ICWL18

On Open Fields’ YouTube channel you can find the presentation on ”Lactic Acid Fermentation of Triticum Turgidum Subsp. Turanicum Bran as Means of Nutritional Improvement” during the third session of the 1st International Conference of Wheat Landraces for Healthy Food Systems in Bologna, Italy (13-15 June 2018).

Open Fields cooperates with the Department of Food and Drug of the University of Parma in a PhD project which aims to characterize the co-products deriving from the first processing industry of wheat, maize and rice to meet the needs of the cereal industry to increase sustainability and competitiveness of the agro-food chain.

Organic Farming as an Opportunity for Mountain Farms: The Bio2 Project at ICWL18

On Open Fields’ YouTube channel you can find the presentation of the poster on ‘Triticum Heritage Varieties and EPs under Organic Farming as an Opportunity for Mountain Farms: The Bio2 Project’ during the 1st International Conference of Wheat Landraces for Healthy Food Systems (Bologna, 13-15 June 2018).

Wheats&Women International conference and the Carlotta award 2018

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carlotta Strampelli, countess Parisani (1868-1926), wife and inspiring collaborator of Nazareno Strampelli, the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) have organized the Wheats & Women International Conference, which was held in Rome last June 14th and 15th 2018.
The Wheats & Women International Conference has been the ideal framework for the delivery of the first edition of the Carlotta Award, to honor achievements of women scientists in the field of wheat genetics and breeding.

The Conference has offered the opportunity to present and share the latest research experiences, new approaches and technologies in wheats research;to highlight “what” the sustainable wheat production problems are and “how” they can be solved; to celebrate the achievements of women working on wheat and related species.
Wheat varieties are going to face increasing challenges, including climate changes, production must be economically and ecologically sustainable, harvest must be safe and possess nutritional and technological qualities. Women are deeply engaged in this endeavor.

The Carlotta Award was awarded to Ksenia Krasileva, a young researcher at Norwich Research Park (UK) who distinguished herself for her scientific work “Wheat genomics and immunity“. A special mention was given to Anna Maria Mastrangelo, Italian researcher of Crea and to Julie King of the University of Nottingham. For the prize, 27 applications were submitted from 11 different countries and 3 continents.

Open Fields with Roberto Ranieri participated to the conference with a presentation on the “Market-Based Value Chains and Farming Technologies“, within the “Agriculture and 2030 Agenda (the future of farming)” session; aim of the presentation is to imagine what the future of the agro-food supply chains could be, starting from the present trends. The report was much appreciated by the audience, inspired questions and gave rise to a constructive exchange of opinions.

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Job offer

Open Fields is always looking for new, talented and proactive food or agricultural scientists and food chemists. If you are interested, you can speak fluently both English and Italian and you are eligible to work in Italy, get in contact with us, send your CVs to info@openfields.it.