The 1st
International
Conference of
Wheat Landraces

For healthy food systems

About the Event

The 1st International Conference of Wheat Landraces for Healthy Food Systems brings together like-minded scientists to discuss the topics of landraces, including modern populations, ancient and heritage wheat with a focus on health and nutrition as well as natural flavors and aromas.

These scientists have recognized the many problems that many modern wheat varieties are causing and have been studying alternatives to this kind of modern wheat as well as current industrialized farming systems and high speed, high volume food processing models. Read the invitation letter

Where

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy

When

June 13 - 15, 2018

Preliminary Program

Venue: Prodi Lecture Hall

Welcoming coffee and snacks.

Welcomes by hosts, organizers and sponsors - Keynote Speech.
  1. The History and Nature of Wheat: Landraces to Modern Wheat
  2. The Problems of Modern Wheat concerning Health & Nutrition etc.
  3. Solutions to the Problems of Modern Wheat
  4. Using New Ideas or Goals in Breeding and Selection Programs to Solve Problems of Production, Processing, Health and Nutrition
  5. Address Challenges of Climate Change
  6. Breeding and/or Selecting Based on Low Input Sustainable Organic Systems
  7. Development of Modern Landraces
  8. Genetic Structure of Indicators of the Content and Quality of Protein and Other Nutritional Factors in Grain
  9. Defining Terms: Ancient Wheat, Heritage Wheat, Modern Wheat, Landraces, Populations, etc.
  1. The History and Nature of Wheat Production: Wild Wheat to Industrialized Agriculture
  2. The Problems of Modern Production including Agronomic, Health and Environmental Considerations
  3. Solutions to the Problems of Modern Wheat Production
  4. Using Regenerative Organic Agriculture to solve the Problems of Industrialized agriculture and address challenges of climate change: Opportunities and Challenges
  5. Protein and other nutritional resources in the wheat gene pool
  6. Structure of wheat protein yield and perspectives of its improvement
  1. The History and Nature of Wheat Processing
  2. The Problems of Modern Wheat Processing on Health and Nutrition
  3. Solutions to the Problems of Modern Wheat Processing
  4. Using Traditional Processing Methods to solve the Problems Including Flavor and Aroma Considerations

Venue: Prodi Lecture Hall

  1. The Historic Role of Wheat in Human Health & Nutrition
  2. The Health and Nutritional Challenges of Modern Wheat for Growth, Development, Maintenance, Chronic Disease and Sports Medicine
  3. Solutions to these Problems Possible with changes in Modern Systems of Plant Breeding and Selection, Production and Processing
  4. Using Wheat Landraces to Solve Health & Nutritional Problems
  5. Secondary metabolites from different wheat landraces as active nutrients
  6. General characteristic of different landraces with regard to the protein content in grain and of essential amino acids in it
  1. Economic Problems with Modern Seed Breeding and Selection
  2. Economic Problems with Modern Industrialized Wheat Production
  3. Economic Problems with Modern Wheat Processing
  4. Solutions to the above Problems
  5. Secondary metabolites from different wheat landraces as active nutrients
  6. The Role of Marketing in introducing potential solutions to the public

Venue: Department of Agricultural Science

* Morning sessions will be held at the Department of Agricultural Science. The farm visit will be at the farm “Podere Santa Croce" (Argelato, BO). Busses will be provided to take delegates to the Department of Agricultural Science from the center of the city and then to the farm and back to the city center after the banquet.

  1. Discussion of the formation of an association to continue the work of the conference
  2. Discussion of Defining Terms
  1. Poster Board winners presentations
  2. Conference Summary

The farm visit will be at the farm “Podere Santa Croce" (Argelato, BO).

  1. Tour of the Demonstration Plots
  2. Banquet and Entertainment
  3. Closing of the conference

Organizers & Supporters

Registration is now open!

Catch the Very Early bird deadline by 31st December 2018.