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27 11, 2019

Synthesis of findings (WPs 3 to 8)


Authors: Mattas, K., Tsakiridou, E., Karelakis, C., Chousou, C., Lazaridou, D., Amilien, V., Arfini, F., Bellassen, V., Brecic, R., Dries, L., Giraud, G., Gorton, M., Hartmann, M., Majeskwi, E., Malak-Rawlikowska, A., Quarrie, S., Schaer, B., Tregear, A., Veneziani, M., Vittersø, G.

November 2019

22 11, 2019

Strength2Food book on the Sustainability of Food Quality Schemes Published


The sustainability of food quality schemes is assessed in a new book based on Strength2Food research, edited by Filippo Arfini and Valentin Bellassen. The book, published by Springer,  presents a holistic methodology for assessing the sustainability of food quality schemes which is then applied to cases of Geographical Indications and Organic products from Europe [...]

10 11, 2019

Strength2Food research team win best scientific research award


Strength2Food researchers at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology at University of Zagreb and the Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Zagreb have won the award for the best scientific research in the field of nutrition at the 7th International Congress of Nutritionists organised by the Croatian Federation of Nutritionists – [...]

2 10, 2019

Dr. Orachos Napasintuwong talks about the sustainability of Khao Hom Mali Thung Kula Rong-Hai rice


On 1-2 October 2019, Strength2Food took part in the 2nd Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition in Bangkok, an event that aims to facilitate knowledge sharing within the growing global community of rice stakeholders who share a vision of sustainability for the sector. It was against this backdrop that Prof. Orachos Napasintuwong from Strength2Food [...]

20 09, 2019

4th Strength2Food Interim Meeting & Webinar on Food Quality Schemes, Bonn, Germany


Project partners gathered in Bonn, on 18-20 September 2019, for its 4th Interim Meeting, hosted by the University of Bonn (UBO). The meeting started with a Strength2Food webinar on ‘Food Quality Labels: do they matter for consumers? Empirical results from a pan-European study and policy recommendations’, organised in cooperation with University of Bonn (UBO), [...]

19 09, 2019

Food Quality Labels: Do They Matter for Consumers?


This webinar has been organised in cooperation with University of Bonn, the European Food Information Council and Newcastle University, and talks about: Strength2Food’s key insights from pan-European consumer surveys. What do consumers care about? Differences between food products and countries. The role of labels to solve the lemon problem for credence attributes. Effectiveness of [...]

16 09, 2019

How can we develop a more sustainable seafood sector?


In North-East England, Food Nation & Newcastle University are working in partnership on stimulating short food supply chains for locally landed seafood. Our research aimed at understanding the barriers and opportunities for local short fish supply chains in North-East England and identifying strategies to develop new markets for quality foods, to ensure fishers and fishmongers could [...]

14 09, 2019

Prof. Konstadinos Mattas on climate and value products


Professor Konstadinos Mattas from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki presented a lecture during the summer school “Climate Change Impacts on the MED Agro-Food Chain”, which took place on 9-14 September 2019 at the Schloss Rauischholzhausen, in Hessen, Germany. During his lecture, entitled "Climate and value products", Mattas included the results from the Strength2Food EU project, [...]

12 09, 2019

Sustainability, Innovation and Rural Development: The Case of Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO


Sustainability is becoming a pivotal guide for driving the governance strategies of value chains. Sustainable policy should have as its objective the perpetuation of production models over time to maintain its environmental, economic and social dimensions. Therefore, measuring the sustainability of a production system is fundamental to deepening the understanding of ongoing trends, considering [...]

3 09, 2019

Short Food Supply Chains and Their Contributions to Sustainability: Participants’ Views and Perceptions from 12 European Cases


The present food system faces major challenges in terms of sustainable development along social, economic and environmental dimensions. These challenges are often associated with industrialised production processes and longer and less transparent distribution chains. Thus, closer distribution systems through Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) may be considered as a sustainable alternative. This study explores [...]