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2018/19 Durum Wheat market outlook and price forecasts

Agenda, May 16, 2018

09:00
Participants’ registration
09:30
Welcome address
Fabio Porreca, President of the Foggia Chamber of Commerce

09:40
The Durum Days
Patrizia Marcellini, Italian Alliance of agri-food Cooperatives

Technical session – Durum Wheat Markets
09:50
Durum Wheat market in Argentina: current status and future perspectives
Noemi E. Fritz – Cámara Arbitral de Cereales de Bahia Blanca

10:05
Durum Wheat production in Kazakhstan: plantings, crop progress and expected production
Nurlan Ospanov, President, Grain Union of Kazakhstan

10:20
Durum Wheat production in North Africa and USA: plantings, crop progress and expected production
Ian Flagg, Vice President for EU, Middle East and Africa, U.S. Wheat Associates
10:40
Durum Wheat production in Italy: plantings, crop progress and expected production
Pasquale De Vita, Researcher, CREA Centro di ricerca cerealicoltura e colture industriali

10:55
2018/19 Durum Wheat expected market trends
Filippo Bertuzzi – Senior Consultant, Areté

Supply-Chain roundtable
11:10
Adding value to the Italian durum wheat in light of the challenges of international markets
Moderator:
Michelangelo Borrillo, Corriere della Sera
Participants:
Mauro Di Zio, Vice President, Italian Farmers’ – CIA
Nicola Gatta, President of the National Product Federation (NPF) Food Cereals, Italian General Agriculture – Confagricoltura
Patrizia Marcellini, Italian Alliance of agri-food Cooperatives
Franco Verrascina, President, Confederation of farmers – Copagri
Riccardo Felicetti, President, Italian Pasta Producers, Association of Confectionery and Pasta Industries – Aidepi
Cosimo de Sortis, President, Italian Industrial Millers Association – Italmopa
Fabio Manara, President, Merchants of Products for Agriculture National Federation – Compag
Leonardo di Gioia, Coordinator of the Agriculture Committee of the State-Regions Conference

13:30
Buffet (at CREA)
14:30
Visit to CREA R&D fields (national tests for Durum Wheat, Soft Wheat, Barley) ss 16, Km 675, and visit to the sustainable agriculture pulses and durum wheat test fields @ Az. San Giuseppe ss 16, km 670

Agenda, May 17, 2018

09:00
Participants’ registration
09:30
Introduction to Durum Science Workshop @DurumDays
Nicola Pecchioni – CREA, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Foggia, Italy
09:40
Opening Lecture: Grain protein concentration and composition from a bread wheat perspective
Jacques Le Gouis – INRA, Génétique, Diversité et Ecophysiologie des Céréales, Clermont Ferrand, France
10:10
Molecular characterization of candidate genes involved in nitrogen metabolism and relationship with the grain protein content of wheat
Agata Gadaleta – Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Dipartimento di Scienze Agro Ambientali e Territoriali, Bari, Italy
10:35
Differences in gluten quality of durum wheat genotypes cultivated under Mediterranean environment
Marcella M. Giuliani, Zina Flagella – Università di Foggia, Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, degli Alimenti e dell’Ambiente, Foggia, Italy
11:00
“CHN”, a crop model to jointly manage water and nitrogen on winter wheat: example of a new nitrogen balance method with a dynamic approach
Baptiste Soenen – ARVALIS – Institut du vegetal, Agronomy Research Unit, Baziège, France
11:25
Coffee Break
11:45
Nitrogen fertilization: a key component of DSSs for sustainable cropping of durum wheat
Pierluigi Meriggi, Matteo Ruggeri – Horta Srl, Piacenza, Italy, and
Vittorio Rossi – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, DI.PRO.VE.S., Piacenza, Italy
12:05
Root phenomics and candidate traits for optimizing plant nitrogen nutrition
Christophe Salon – INRA, UMR Agroécologie/Université de Bourgogne/AgroSup, Dijon, France
12:30
Bio-effectors for sustainable soil fertility in wheat production: approaches and challenges
Markus Weinmann, Uwe Ludewig and Günter Neumann – University Hohenheim, Institute of Crop Science, Nutritional Crop Physiology, Stuttgart, Germany
12:55
Closing Remarks
Nicola Pecchioni – CREA, Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Foggia, Italy
13:10
Light buffet