Technological and digital innovation for the development of the durum wheat-pasta supply chain

Foggia, 16th May 2024


Morning Session

9.00     Registration of participants
9.30     Introduction to the work: Daniele Castagnaviz, President Comitato Grandi Colture – Confcooperative

Moderator: Alessio Romeo, Il Sole 24 ore / Radiocor

Technical session

10.00      Technological and digital innovation: the challenges and opportunities for the future of the durum wheat sector Nicola Pecchioni – Director of the Cereal and Industrial Crops Research Centre CREA
10.20      Funding for innovation and research projects in the PHP – Franca Ciccarelli, ISMEA Technical Assistance Manager

10.40      Round table

  • Tommaso Battista – President of Copagri
  • Andrea Demontis – President Section Breeders Assosementi
  • Mirko Guarise – CORTEVA Category Marketing Manager
  • Stefania Meloni – Country Regulatory, Public and Governmental Affairs and Sustainability Manager- BASF Agricultural Solution Italy BASF
  • Alessandro Monteleone – National Rural Network Manager CREA PB
  • Silvio Salvi – Professor of Agricultural Genetics University of Bologna; President SIGA (Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics)
  • Camillo Zaccarini Bonelli – ISMEA Director | Support for the CAP Strategic Plan

Markets Session (moderator: Alessio Romeo – Il Sole 24 ore Radiocor)

11.10 Wheat and durum markets: state of the art and prospects for the 2024/25 campaign – Alexander Karavaytsev – IGC International Grains Council.
11.25 The situation and trend of durum wheat production in Italy in the current year. Pasquale De Vita, Research Director Centre for Cereal Research and Industrial Crops CREA
11.45 Trends and market prospects for durum wheat for the 2024/25 campaign Carlotta de Pasquale, Market Analyst Areté

12.05 Round table

  • Vincenzo Divella, Director Pasta Sector Unione Italiana Food
  • Fabio Manara, COMPAG President
  • Vincenzo Martinelli, President of the Section Molini a frumento duro Italmopa
  • Carlo Piccinini, President Fedagripesca Confcooperative
  • Filippo Schiavone, Member of the Executive Board of Confagricoltura;
  • Gennaro Sicolo, CIA National Vice President

13,15  Intervention: Donato Pentassuglia, Assessore Agricoltura Regione Puglia (to be confirmed)
13.30 Conclusions: On. Giandonato LA SALANDRA (XIII Agriculture Committee – Chamber of Deputies)

Lunch break buffet

Afternoon session

Durum Science Workshop @Durum Days

Tools and techniques to address the uncertainties of the cereal sector

14:30 Introduced and moderated by: Giovanni Tamburrano – L’Informatore Agrario
14:40 – 15:10 Digital twins for wheat sustainability and new market opportunities (Tommaso Tadiello and Bruno Basso, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA)

15:10 – 15:40 Hyperspectral remote sensing and phenotyping for the estimation of durum wheat traits in open field (Beniamino Gioli, CNR-IBE, Florence, Italy)
15:40 – 16:10 Heartache of durum wheat: evolution of this disease in the context of climate change (Mario Masiello and Antonio Moretti, CNR-ISPA, Bari and Foggia, Italy)

16:10 – 16:40 Innovative traceability and quality tools along the supply chain (Caterina Morcia and Valeria Terzi, CREA-GB, Fiorenzuola d’Arda (PC), Italy)

16:40 Conclusions: Albino Maggio, University of Naples Federico II, Vice-President SIA (Società Italiana Agronomia)

17:00 End of work