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

Bio2 Final Conference

Next Tuesday 8th January 2019, the final conference of the Bio2 project will be held at the Congress centre of the University Campus of Parma.

The aim of the project was to increase the competitiveness of mountain and high hill farms through the valorisation of cereal Biodiversity in organic farming.

After an introduction on the project, the partners  of the project will present the results obtained during the years of experimentation.
Presentations by Alessandra Sommovigo (CREA), Giovanni Dinelli (University of Bologna), Giuseppe Desantis (Rete Semi Rurali) and Marianna Guareschi (University of Parma) will allow to deepen some issues related to legislative innovations regarding seed certifications, organic farming and its valorisation and the new cereal value chains in Europe.
The presentations will introduce the Round Table discussion between Roberto Ranieri (Open Fields, moderator), the Regional Minister for Agriculture, Hunting and Fishing Simona Caselli, Silvio Grassi (Molino Grassi) and the farmers partners of the project.

Here the schedule of the event and the link for registration.

The Agrifood Cluster of the Emilia-Romagna region. Roberto’s point of view in the new video produced by Aster

The Emilia – Romagna High Technology Network is a system of excellence that meets the needs of innovation of enterprises. It is a dynamic reality that follows the latest trends in innovation and embraces a broader concept of community: the Agrifood Clust-ER, an association of public and private organisations, companies, research centres and training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness of the sector.

Roberto, in the new video produced by ASTER, talks about  the Emilia – Romagna High Technology Network.

Final workshop SOiLUTION

The final workshop of the EIP-AGRI project “Solutions to reduce soil erosion in hilly and mountain areas maintaining and enhancing agricultural activities – SOiLUTION”, was held in Piacenza 12 October 2018.

The SOiLUTION project aimed to reduce soil erosion in hilly and mountain areas through the introduction of conservation agriculture technique based on improved crop rotation, use of cover crops and minimum tillage systems.

During the workshop the partners explained the activities carried out within the project and Francesca Staffilani and Giampaolo Sarno from “Regione Emilia Romagna” illustrated the regional measures to reduce soil erosion.

Find the presentation given, brochure and roll-up (only in Italian) here




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.