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26 11, 2020

Strength2Food at the EC conference “Strengthening geographical indications”


On 26th November, Strength2Food representatives spoke at the online conference “Strengthening geographical indications”, organised and coordinated by the European Commission (DG Agri) and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The two-day event brought together Geographical Indications (GIs) experts, producers, EU country officials, and international and civil society associations to discuss on a wide range [...]

25 11, 2020

Fourth newsletter


A word from the project coordinator, Prof Matthew Gorton As the Strength2Food project embarks on its final year, our attention focuses on drawing policy conclusions, learning the lessons from our intervention pilot studies, communication, and developing tools for practitioners and policy makers. Regarding conclusions, a Delphi study evaluated, refined and verified the factors that determine [...]

19 10, 2020

EAAE Webinar: Improving the functioning of EU agri-food supply chains to the benefit of small-scale producers


Date: November 4, 2020 Time: 16.00-17.30 (GMT+1) Organiser: Liesbeth Dries, WU To register click here* Small-scale farms make up the majority of productive entities in EU agriculture. Likewise, the EU food and drink industry is dominated by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In recent years, concerns have risen about their socio-economic sustainability and market [...]

16 10, 2020

The strength of a good idea: Strength2Food patience and persistence rewarded with a school now buying organic vegetables


After several years of work with primary schools and organic growers in Serbia, the results of these Strength2Food activities are having a tangible impact. To improve the nutritional quality of school meals and encourage schools to use short food supply chains for their food procurements, EUTA has been working with nearly 30 primary schools. [...]

15 10, 2020

Factsheet 5 – A Multi-actor Approach for Sustainable Food Chains: A Delphi Exercise to Define Policy


Findings from research activities conducted as part of the Strength2Food project have been assessed through a modified Delphi method, to evaluate, refine, and verify the factors that determine the success or failure of Food Quality Schemes (FQS), Public Sector Food Procurement (PSFP) and Short Food Supply Chain (SFSC) initiatives and their economic, environmental and [...]

16 09, 2020

Are Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) More Environmentally Sustainable than Long Chains?


Improving the eco-efficiency of food systems is one of the major global challenges faced by the modern world. Short food supply chains (SFSCs) are commonly regarded to be less harmful to the environment, among various reasons, due to their organizational distribution and thus the shortened physical distance between primary producers and final consumers. In [...]

9 09, 2020

Do you buy local? 3rd Hybrid Forum in Káptalantóti, Hungary on local products and local food labelling

2020-10-26T17:59:04+01:0009.09.2020.|Hybrid forums|

The 3rd HF took place in Káptalantóti, a small former-agri village near lake Balaton. The focus was placed on the Balaton-felvidék (“Balaton Highlands”) region, a wine and fruit producing area and a popular gastro-touristic destination where, in the last three decades, the aging population of its small villages has entirely changed to long-weekend tourists [...]

3 09, 2020

Do you buy local? 2nd Hybrid Forum in Szentendre, Hungary on local products and local food labelling

2020-10-26T17:58:51+01:0003.09.2020.|Hybrid forums|

Three Strength2Food hybrid forums were organised in Hungary in three different geographical locations throughout the country (1st HF: Szekszárd - South-Transdanubia; 2nd HF: Szentendre - Dunakanyar (Danube Bend) region, near Budapest; 3rd HF: Káptalantóti - North-Balaton region), in order to get the broadest possible perspective and representation of ideas. The focus was placed on [...]