Field trials – 2016
We would like to continue our trials in the south of the country, specifically in already popular grain producing regions.
For information on the varieties we have selected for this year, please contact me directly.
Norges Vel – Network development
There are currently at least 5 grain and malt projects running independently in the country and the region.
These have been coordinated by:
For there to be a reliable production and operating model for the growers and the malt houses, a coordinated strategy between the various “public agencies” and their projects will provide a common cause, common goal and a common purpose, and realize gained benefits for the newly developing craft malt industry.
The need for effective multi-agency cooperation, working and information sharing in order to secure improved development outcomes, is clearly of benefit. Some listed benefits would include:
An accurate national assessment of risk and demand
Wider distribution of the core projects reach and support
Better understanding between coordinating agencies
Greater efficiency in processes and resources
Although this concept appears simple to adopt it will mainly depend on three common principles: information sharing, joint decision-making and coordinated intervention.
*Public-private partnerships are a key mechanism to develop and deliver a reliable stream of technology in the face of changing demands. Collaborative partnerships can effectively bridge the gap between public and private sectors’ distinctive competencies in order to meet farmers’ needs.
For the Norwegian Government/Nordic governments/EU, partnerships offer a way to translate shared research outputs into useful, relevant tools for their own farmers. They can offer access to a greater variety of technology choices; they can spread and share the financial burden of research; and they can create a flexible, expert resource for capacity-building.
Norsk Håndverksmalt – Organisational network
Providing viable connections through the cooperative members and then their partners and industry associates, will help develop a stronger framework for growth and governance.
Providing an open communication channel between all these “actors” will broaden the reach of the organisation and ensure high quality from the received grains.
All of our malt house applications for 2016 have been submitted. We will continue this next period in improving the malt production system and and malt house infrastructure and also start to encourage our regional farm communities to look at planting malting grains this spring.
If you would like to link to this project and help in anyway we warmly welcome your advice, knowledge and future inputs.
Until next month!