Also this year, the New Year's Day of the Miller has been important to take stock of the situation about Grano Nostrum, the first soft wheat supply chain in Italy. Let's find out what will change and why the New Year's Day of the Miller 2019 marked an historic moment for the Mulino Caputo's flours.
The New Year's Day of the Miller is an important moment in the life of Mulino Caputo: it is the time to harvest, but also an opportunity to bring together the entire supply chain and take stock of the situation about the goals achieved and those to achieve in the long term.
But first things first
What is the Grano Nostrum supply chain?
A supply chain is the full set of activities that make possible to supply a product to a customer. Grano Nostrum is therefore a complex of entities working together to produce a quality flour, 100% Made in Italy, completely traceable and sustainable.
By sustainable we mean not only the eco-friendliness, that is to say a production with low environmental impact, but the economic sustainability too. This goal has its roots in a rigorous method to research and select of grains chosen to guarantee easy cultivation, low use of pesticides and fair profitability for all the chain's players, from farms to craftsmen.
To date, 6 types of wheat have been selected by Green Farm and Mulino Caputo:
Caronte, Annibale, Montecarlo, Ambrogio, Caruso e Don Carmine.
Each variety offers specific characteristics allowing different adaptations to different types of land and climatic conditions. It is the combination of those types of wheat that allows the continuous excellence of the Grano Nostrum flour.
The Grano Nostrum supply chain therefore includes:
● Mulino Caputo, which acts as a linkage between the agricultural and artisan players, through its experience in the needs of the White Art and its know-how about the use of many different types of grains
● Green Farm, that deals with the agronomic part - storage of grain, quality certifications and coordination of the farms that are part of the project
● Farmers like Francesco D'Amore, who embrace the philosophy of Grano Nostrum
● And the craftsmen who will use the new 100% Made in Italy flour.
The Grano Nostrum supply chain was born 5 years ago with a first collaboration with the Consorzio di Latina, but it is in this 2019 that we begin to reap the fruits of this long work.
So what is the news for this New Year's Day of the Miller 2019?
This latest New Year's Day was a turning point in the history of the supply chain.
1. First of all, 2019 saw the start of the marketing of the first 100% Made in Italy Grano Nostrum flour, the packaging of which was unveiled during the New Year's Day of the Miller.
2. The Grano Nostrum supply chain covers now 3000 hectares in Campania, Basilicata, Molise, Puglia and Tuscany, with a production of over 15000 tons of wheat, which means that more than 1 million pizzas can be made with good and fully Italian wheat.
3. In 2019, the supply chain deployed a series of technologies that place it at the forefront of the sector, such as the fields' satellite monitoring to constantly check the health of crops.
Obviously, the work does not stop here and the next objectives have already been set.
That is what we have in mind for next year:
● To obtain the first environmental sustainability certification in Italy for an agricultural supply chain
● To introduce a QR Code to identify and assure that each of ours individual bags of flour marketed meet our standards
● To widen the supply chain in terms of surface and productivity.
● To continue studying grain varieties. The 6 varieties proposed will soon be re-selected to be compared with others in order to obtain the best possible raw material.
Will we succeed? We will find out on the next New Year's Day of the Miller. See you in June 2020!