Commercial application of hulless barley variety has been initiated within framework of the project “Hulless barley variety Kornelija – high-quality whole grain raw material for development of niche and functional products”. The project was developed by specialists of the Institute of Agrarian Resources and Economics and supported by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia.
Aim of the project is to optimize the grain processing technologies of the hulless barley variety Kornelija with specific focus on seed growing and grain processing, to reinforce intellectual property rights and to generate demand traction, in order to introduce the variety as a high-quality raw material of wheat into priority niche and functional product markets. Implementation of the project has been envisioned until 31.12.2020. Read more
The project has been developed and is being implemented by a team of experts:
Author of the Kornelija variety, head of the field testing activities, scientific supervisor of the project
B2B team leader
Public relations and cooperation with seed growers, food industry and agriculture companies.
Analytical compilation of research and experimental results for commercialization purposes
Expert of economics
Registration of the breeder’s rights in Kornelija’s target markets (Europe and North America), ensuring protection of the variety.
Communication with media, informing the public about the hulless barley variety Kornelija and about the project activities
Food technology expert
Cooperation with food technologists in development of new products using unique qualities of the Kornelija variety
Communication with seed growers and farmers
Cornell's team has compiled information on the technology tests conducted in 2019. We have tested a number of growing technologies, both organic and conventional, for barley for...
On 7th-8th of November the Kornelija team visited Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibition in Lithuania. Despite the compactness of the exhibition, we have found common language with...