A new project will study the utilization of northern cereals. The project is supported by the Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme for 3 years. Participants are from Iceland (Matis and the Agricultural University), North-Norway (NIBIO), Faroe Islands (Agricultural Centre), Orkney (University of Highlands and Islands) and Canada (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador).
The objectives of the project are: (1) Increased value of products from the cereal production chain. (2) Expanded cereal production to new locations. (3) Increased cereal utilization for new products.
Guidelines will be prepared for cereal growing under different conditions, the cereal market will be studied and companies will be supported to develop new products.
Cooperation between countries is a key element in the project. Companies can benefit from information exchange and courses. Three Icelandic companies can participate in a course on bakery product development at NOFIMA Norway in 2016 followed by a marketing course in 2017. NOFIMA runs a pilot bakery and NOFIMA staff have long experience in cereal research. Beverage companies can benefit from experience of the Orkney partner.
Interested companies can contact Ólafur Reykdal at Matis ( email@example.com).