A Year On The Field Project

Comparing 2000 years of cultivation: seeds, technology, and processing

Ploughing a wheat field in rural India. Picture: M. Shrivastava

The “A Year On The Field” Project seeks to exchange knowledge about cultivation of one crop through the centuries and in many parts of the world, powered by diverse museum sites, living history farms and also commercial farms (conventional or organic).

The international project was initiated in autumn 2021 and during the pilot year (2021-2022) the chosen crop is common wheat. Sites and farms participating in the project are developing a unique database on various cultivation traditions, regional seed varieties and traction methods: animal or tractor powered. Moreover, participating sites also network on a deep level despite country lines and distance.

The general aim of the project is to raise public interest in agriculture: its historical implications and for modern sustainable food production.

AIMA is endorsing “A Year On The Field” and is officially hosting the project’s homepage. Additonally, many members of AIMA are also participating in the project and contribute valuable scientific and practical input.

Learn more about the project watching Claus Kropp AIMA lecture on the subject: AIMA Lecture – Claus Kropp – A Year On the Field – YouTube

Follow us through our year on the field: www.yearonthefield.net