4 February, 2020


Carta MB (Strengthening of the sustainable bread wheat value chain according to the Carta del Mulino’s rules) is a project funded by Emilia-Romagna Region within the Rural development policy 2014-2020, measure 16 “Operational group”, focus area 3 A “Competitiveness of primary producers by improving supply chain integration”

The Operational Group (OP) includes 3 farms, 2 storage centre, 1 mill and consultancy and training company which will work in synergy to achieve the aims of the project.

The Carta MB project aims at strengthening the supply chain “Carta del Mulino” from an organizational point of view, validating it from a scientific and methodological point of view and improving supply chain services and agronomic management with particular reference to increasing biodiversity.

More specifically, the Project will assess the impact of the “Carta del Mulino” rules on sustainability and biodiversity; will assess the organizational efficiency of the innovation through an economic and environmental analysis; will introduce advanced technologies for precision agriculture and traceability in the  value chain and will improve the supplier web platform.

The Project consists of four operative work packages (WPs), coordinating activities, dissemination of the results and implementation of the PEI network, educational-training activities will be carried out during the whole period of experimentation.

An agro-ecological vision of agricultural practices aimed at increasing sustainability produces enormous benefits from an environmental, a product quality and a food safety viewpoint. The results provided will constitute an important tool for the replicability of the model to other production chains.

Project duration: 2 years (October 2019-October 2021)

budget: € 231.408,05

public funding: 70%

scientific supervisor: Giovanni Dinelli, UNIBO

coordinator: Roberto Ranieri, Open Fields

keywords: Biodiversity and nature management; Soil management / functionality; Agricultural production system; Food traceability

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