MED-GOLD workshop on durum wheat at HORTA Ltd

MED-GOLD workshop on durum wheat at HORTA Ltd

Prior to developing climate services tailored at the durum wheat sector, it is critical to identify what companies need to know about the future weather and climate and how they want to receive this information.

As a result, the MED-GOLD project held an institutional meeting and a workshop last May 15 and 16, respectively, at the Premises of Horta Ltd premises, in Ravenna, Italy.

Supporting strategic decisions on durum wheat

On May 15th, an institutional meeting was organised, which involved 11 technical experts from Italian political institutions, breeding, academic world and stocks exchange markets. The aim of the meeting was to ascertain the key operational and strategic decision-making processes that could potentially benefit from the use of seasonal climate forecasts, long-term climate change projections.

Managing durum wheat production

On May 16th, a workshop involving 16 participants was held, amongst durum wheat farmers, producers’ association and elevators across different Italian regions. The participants had been selected among the users of granoduro.net, a DSS platform developed by Horta Ltd for the management and optimization of durum wheat production.

Climate predictions and durum wheat

The aim of the workshop was to acknowledge current use and potential improvement of the DSS system. In addition, the workshop was crucial in defining the key decisions, timing and frequency of durum wheat cultivation and how weather (short-medium term) and climatic projections (long-term) and their main variables could mostly influence such decisions.

2018-10-26T10:43:36+00:00May 29th, 2018|Durum Wheat|
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant agreement No. 776467