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22 01, 2019

Factsheet 3 – Do food quality schemes influence consumers’ food choices?


A qualitative study conducted within the framework of the H2020 project Strength2Food, under the coordination of Virginie Amilien and Gun Roos from Consumption Research Norway at OsloMet, adds to the understanding of European consumers’ food practices concerning food quality schemes (FQS) and sustainable food chains. This study is part of a deeper analysis aimed at [...]

14 01, 2019

Strength2Food Partner Konzum develops a “local store within a store” concept


Grocery retailer Konzum, in co-operation with the Cluster of Small Croatian manufacturers, have launched a project entitled "From Domestic Regions", whereby customers in two large KONZUM stores are offered a wide variety of quality homemade products from all over Croatia. The “local store within a store” brings together seasonal fruit and vegetables, cured meats [...]

7 01, 2019

An ethnographic study of six Norwegian households food practices linked to Food Quality Schemes and sustainable food chains


Authors: Vilde Haugrønning, Virginie Amilien and Gun Roos

December 2018

6 12, 2018

Extending Strength2Food Impact to Primary School Parents


As part of Strength2Food, EUTA are working with 29 primary schools in Serbia to improve the quality of their school meals. Currently they are interacting with parents’ councils (a parent of a child representing every class in the school that meets to discuss issues with the school). During the latest visit to Serbia by Richard [...]

26 11, 2018

KONZUM’s campaign to increase fruit and vegetable consumption


Strength2Food partner, KONZUM recently launched a marketing campaign to increase families’ fruit and vegetable consumption. Shoppers could collect stickers for spending in KONZUM grocery stores and by buying specific fruit and vegetables. Collected stickers could be exchanged for Zdravoljupci (healthy healer) soft toys, such as Banana Bela and Branko Broccoli. Alongside the toys, shoppers [...]

31 10, 2018

Qualitative assessment of motivations, practices and organisational development of short food supply chains


Authors: G. Vittersø, H. Torjusen, K. M. Laitala, F. Arfini, B. Biasini, E. Coppola, P. Csillag, M. Donati, M. Duboys de Labarre, R. Gentili, M. Gorton, J. L. Lecoeur, A. Lucini, A. Maj, E. Majewski, A. Malak-Rawlikowska, M. C. Mancini, D. Menozzi, B. Tocco, Á. Török, M. Veneziani

October 2018

22 10, 2018

Training for school canteen chefs in Serbia


Roberto Bassi and Ilaria Rossi from Academia Barilla (part of Strength2Food partner BARILLA), visited Serbian primary school in November 2017 where they viewed kitchen facilities and met cooks. After that, Barilla developed several recipes in collaboration with a team of nutritionists from the University of Parma to help schools offer more nutritionally balanced and [...]

11 10, 2018

Meet the Researcher – Marina Tomić Maksan


Marina Tomić Maksan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Agricultural Marketing, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture. As part of Strength2Food, Marina is currently working on assessing the economic, social and environmental impacts of two Croatian geographical indications – (Olive oil and Dalmatian prosciutto). Marina’s academic background is in food consumer behaviour and [...]

27 09, 2018

Ethnographic study: qualitative research findings on European consumers’ food practices linked to sustainable food chains and food quality schemes


Authors: Amilien, V., Roos, G., Arfini, F., Biasini, B., Csillag, P., Duboys de Labarre, M., Filipović, J., Haugrønning, V., Kuč, V., La Spina, M., Menozzi, D., Meyer, K., Ognjanov, G., Simons, J., Tocco, B., Török, Á., Veljković, S., Wavresky, P.

September 2018

7 09, 2018

3rd Interim Meeting and the 164th EAAE Conference, Crete


The 3rd S2F Interim Meeting took place in Chania, Crete, on 5th September 2018, and was hosted by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania and organised in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). The event was organised in conjunction to the 164th European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) Seminar “Preserving Ecosystem Services [...]