6 12, 2018

Extending Strength2Food Impact to Primary School Parents

06.12.2018.|News|

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

26.11.2018.|News|

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 [...]

22 10, 2018

Training for school canteen chefs in Serbia

22.10.2018.|News|

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

11.10.2018.|News|

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 [...]

7 09, 2018

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

07.09.2018.|News|

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 [...]

16 08, 2018

Strength2Food at the ICAE, Vancouver

16.08.2018.|News|

Professor Monika Hartmann organised a special session at the 30th International Conference of the Agricultural Economists (28th July to 2nd August) to showcase Strength2Food work on the effects of Geographical Indications (GIs). The session included papers on the effects of GIs on: trade (Curzi, Raimondi, Falco and Olper), farm incomes and their stability (Arfini, [...]

16 08, 2018

Strength2Food Goes to Washington

16.08.2018.|News|

What leads consumers to trust the EU’s organic label? That was the focus of a presentation by Ching-hua Yeh, from Universität Bonn, at last week’s Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) annual meeting in Washington D.C. Dr. Yeh revealed that consumers’ trust of the EU’s organic label depends on trust in the EU generally [...]

26 07, 2018

Fivizzano-Hybrid Forum: “Agriculture and Food: which recipes help fight against the depopulation of the MaB-UNESCO (Man and Biosphere Reserve) Appennino Tosco Emiliano”

26.07.2018.|News|

On June 1st, at the San Giovanni Museum in Fivizzano (MS), during the 17th edition of the "Sapori" event, a "hybrid" forum of experts and non-experts gathered around a table to discuss and suggest solutions to help fight against the depopulation of the area of the MaB-UNESCO (Man and Biosphere Reserve) Appennino Tosco Emiliano [...]

11 07, 2018

Reducing food waste from school meals in Italy

11.07.2018.|News|

While much effort goes into planning school meals to meet nutritional guidelines, this can be wasted if children reject what is on offer. This was the subject of a seminar led by Beatrice Biasini, from the University of Parma (Italy), who is currently visiting Newcastle University. Together with her Italian colleagues (Dr. Alice Rosi [...]

30 06, 2018

Strength2Food visits Copenhagen to talk about short food supply chains

30.06.2018.|News|

The third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) was held in Copenhagen in June 27–30 2018. The SCORAI initiative is a global network of researchers aiming for innovative research in the area of sustainable consumption, while also bridging academic research with mainstream thinking and policy making. The conference in Copenhagen [...]