Latina™ Fresh, a General Mills brand, partnered with Landcare Australia in 2018 to develop a sustainable agriculture program helping durum wheat farmers to improve the sustainability and resilience of their farm production systems.
Latina™ Fresh has been making fresh pasta using high quality Australian durum wheat for over 20 years. Approximately 50% to 70% of Australian durum wheat is grown in northwest NSW, however the area had previously been hit hard by the effects of drought.
A series of agricultural trials were undertaken in partnership with the Northern Grower Alliance following a needs analysis with durum wheat farmers in north western New South Wales which indicated the desire to understand more about the benefits of cover crops and managing harvest stubble.
To find out more about the program watch the video below and read the results of the trials HERE.