THE ANCIENT SEEDS PROJECT
Organic farming is for us the precondition for any discussion. Therefore, we have been asking ourselves: Why do modern wheat plants are so different from those grown by our grandparents?
In cooperation with the Istituto per la Cerealicoltura in Foggia and with some private research centres, we have been doing research for 19 years, examining two populations of Emmer Spelt (Triticum Dicoccum) native to the valleys of the area around the city of Gubbio (Perugia), Einkorn wheat (Triticum Monococcum) and Khorasan wheat (Triticum Turanicum), an ancient grain known with different trade names.
This study has paid off handsomely and led to a number of really interesting findings, which affect many aspects of nutrition science. We are indeed able to give our spelt varieties a genetic identity.
That’s why the selection process of the crops grown by Agribosco is carried out using natural techniques.
Since we were satisfied with these results, we have decided to widen the area of research, investigating different varieties of cereals and legumes. Our main goal is indeed to preserve the value of genuine products, biodiversity and health as a whole.
Our partner farms are committed to following a strict production policy, which guarantees high-quality standards and environmental preservation.
The key points of the production policy are:
that the sowing is done with seeds provided and certified by AGRIBOSCO S.r.l. in compliance to the "Ancient Seeds" project;
that every partner complies with the requirements laid down in the EEC Regulation 834/07 on organic farming;
that both the environment and the crops are preserved, targeting a balanced and sustainable land use.