This project is set up towards emerging strategic direction in the development of agriculture and food production that supports sustainable development is organic farming. The basic aim of the project is to create an assortment of new bakery and confectionery products based on cereals (spelt) and pseudocereals (amaranth, buckwheat), the grains which are agrotechnically and economically convenient for cultivation in organic farming.

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Serbia

Sector of activity
Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Research, Analysis, Assessment, Other

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Objectives

The basic aim of the project is to create an assortment of new bakery and confectionery products based on cereals (spelt) and pseudocereals (amaranth, buckwheat), the grains which are agrotechnically and economically convinient for cultivation in organic farming. Region of the Province of Vojvodina is especially favourable for their growing. The Institute for Food Technology disposes of all necessary scientific potential for successful realisation of the project’s goals which contribute to the development of organic products market. In the frame of genetic divergence research, populations and cultivars of these species are collected and investigated regarding various aspects of quality with emphasize to phytopathology and health safety issues.

Activities

Part of the research related to the production of new bakery, fine bakery and expanded/extruded products includes process optimization and modelling, selection of adequate natural supplements and improvers tolerable in processing of organic materials aimed at enhancing the nutritional, sensory and functional properties of new products. Basic medicinal research to support and confirm the functional contribution of nutrition enhanced with the products based on alternative cultures will be commenced in parallel directions –using an animal (piglet) and human model (children with disorders in nutritive status). Research activities in the field of organic products marketing and development strategy address details essential to successful development and upgrade of sustainable national organic market.

Impact and Results

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Next steps and how to get involved

Contact: sfsprogramme@blw.admin.ch