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

soilution
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

Visits to the experimental fields of the QualitàInBio project

On June 3rd and 6th, the experimental fields of the Innovation project QualitàInBio will be shown to all interested people.

Monday, June 3rd the event will be held at Azienda Agricola Cà del Bosco (Ravenna, RA) while on Thursday, 6th June the visit will take place at Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard (Parma, PR).

The aim of the project is to improve the technological quality of durum and bread wheat varieties cultivated in plains under organic farming to meet the requirements of the secondary processing industry. The objective is set in a context of a progressive shift from conventional farming to organic and an extension of the organic cropping areas from the mountain/hill to the plains; to enhance cereal biodiversity by identifying effective selling propositions based on their nutritional and health value.

If you wish to participate please register here:

RAVENNA REGISTRATION FORM

PARMA REGISTRATION FORM

More details in the schedule of the events.

Open Fields sponsor of “Parma Territorio d’Acque”, a cultural project in the framework of Parma Italy’s Capital of Culture 2020

The “Parma Territorio d’Acque” project, writted by ArcheoVea Impresa Culturale and by Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard and approved with DD-2019-1133 of 30/04/2019, will be included in the schedule of PARMA ITALY’S CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2020 events, with the aim to create a tourist and cultural infrastructure dedicated to the theme of water, in order to sensitize towards the issues of preserving and optimizing water resources, to promote scholastic dissemination and to promote the Parma agrifood value chains.

The partnership and development of the project allow to bring together public and private institutions linked by the interest in the valorization of water, starting from Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, a rediscovery and preservation centre of local food culture, as well as an experimental, technical and scientific laboratory, working in the agricultural field for the promotion of local value chains.

The events will take place from the iconic place of the project, the Vasca Votiva di Noceto (PR), whose museum will open in autumn 2019. From this ancient place dating back to the Bronze Age, three cultural paths will depart, which will promote the organization of many events, such as guided tours, technical irrigation demonstrations and tasting experiences of historical local food products.

  • Path one: water and cults. Places involved: Museo della Vasca Votiva, Fontanili, Acque “salse” di Salsomaggiore, Ponte romano di Parma.
  • Path two: water, typical food products and innovation.Places involved: Azienda Agraria Sperimentale Stuard, Museo della Vasca Votiva, Mulini per la produzione di farina, Museo del Parmigiano Reggiano di Soragna, Abbazia di Fontevivo.
  • Path three: water, galleries, aqueducts, and medieval canals. Places involved: Alcuni dei luoghi coinvolti: Museo della Vasca Votiva, Gallerie Filtranti di Marano, Impianti, canali, chiuse e pozzi del Consorzio di Bonifica Parmense

Moreover, the cooperation between the partners will allow the opening of other places full of charm which will be announced in the incoming months.

The offer in the field of teaching is very wide, thanks to the collaboration of the University of Parma (DUSIC department), the participation of local educational organization and institutions.

The events will be promoted by ExploringParma website and by the publication of two informative articles.

Open Fields partner of “The Paper Mill” project

We are proud to be partner of “The Paper Mill” project, the new disciplinary of the Mulino Bianco brand (Barilla Group) in force starting from 2018 sowing – 2019 harvesting.

For two years we have been worked side by side with Barilla Group, WWF, RINA, the University of Bologna, the University of Tuscia, Farmers, Stockers and Mills to the definition of the criteria for a more sustainable agriculture, with which Mulino Bianco produces quality, supports farmers’ activities and promotes biodiversity by protecting pollinating insects.

As technical partners, we developed a software useful to trace the wheat and enhance communication between the wheat value chain actors.

The 10 rules of “The Paper Mill” may undergo changes from year to year, in a path of continuous improvement towards sustainability.




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.