Cultivate diversity

Let's Cultivate Diversity 2013

4 years after Rete Semi Rurali organized the Second meeting of the European exchange of knowledge and practices on the cultivation and processing of cereals, 12nd 15th June 2013 on the farm of Rosario e Giovanni Floriddia, near to Peccioli (PI), in Italy.

During the three-day over 250 farmers, bakers and researchers from 10 countries share their knowledge and practices on the processing of cereals. The knowledge of craftsmen bakers and pasta makers in Europe and the Mediterranean were the ingredients of a comparison of recipes for the preparation of bread and pasta.  In those days it was ripe a field-catalog with wide range of varieties of cereals – over 150 parcels - produced by farmers who participate in the event or in on-farm research programs.

Let's Cultivate Diversity 2009

From Grain to Bread - Revival of cereal biodiversity and farmers' know-how

Between June 23-26, 2009 over 150 farmers, bakers and researchers from 19 countries gathered on the farm of Cécile and Jean-François Berthellot to share their practices around various cereal varieties they grow and transform traditionally.

They had the opportunity to discover a living collection of French landraces enriched with varieties from different countries sent by participants a year earlier. They gathered around multicultural workshops on bread-making and conferences.


For those who want to know more, you can order the book «From Grain to Bread, Let's Cultivate Diversity», in which you will find information about the diversity of landraces grown and exchange of know-how around on-farm processing (recipes), please send an email to contact (@) A Dvd is also available in French.



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