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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 [...]

22 08, 2019

Measuring the Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability of Short Food Supply Chains


The production and distribution of food are among the hot topics debated in the context of sustainable development. Short food supply chains (SFSCs) are now widely believed to be more sustainable in comparison to mass food delivery systems. To date, very little quantitative evidence exists on the impacts of various types of food supply [...]

20 08, 2019

Trade effects of geographical indication policy: The EU case


Using a new detailed dataset on country‐product information on European Union (EU) Geographical Indications (GIs), we study the impact of this food quality policy on trade margins over the 1996–2014 period. We consider the effect of GIs on both intra‐ and extra‐EU trade margins (extensive and intensive), as well as on export (and import) [...]

11 07, 2019

Serbian schools receive feedback on their children’s food preferences


Led by Strength2Food partner EUTA, during October 2018, children in 32 Serbian primary schools and their parents completed questionnaires on food preferences and attitudes towards food. Just over 4,000 children and over 3,000 parents completed questionnaires. Schools taking part in the project are now receiving feedback on the results of their children’s food preferences. [...]

23 05, 2019

Food Sustainability Indicators


The exhaustive lists of the economic, environmental and social indicators estimated for 54 food products in the H2020 Strength2food project will be made available for download in 2020. It the meantime, the detailed method for data collection and indicator estimation and the spreadsheet tool to collect data are available here: Methodological Handbook. More details on [...]