6 04, 2021

Podcast: Making School Meals More Sustainable & Healthy (ft. Dr Richard Simmons)


How can we make school meals more sustainable and healthy through short supply chains? Is it possible to provide primary schools with organic produce? How could you get local producers involved through public food procurement? Dr Richard Simmons, from University of Stirling, elaborates on all this and more, with insights from action research in [...]

22 03, 2021

Italian farmers’ markets respond to Covid through online sales


Coldiretti’s network of farmers’ markets “Campagna Amica” is seeing increasing demand for direct and online sales by Italian consumers. Since the Italian government decided to enforce new lockdown measures in March 2021, consumers’ requests for online and direct sales have grown again. The new restrictions limit citizens’ ability to move across towns and require [...]

17 03, 2021

KONZUM Promotes ‘Fish of Croatia’ label


Strength2Food partner KONZUM is promoting the label "Fish of Croatia – eat what it is worth" (Riba Hrvatske – jedi što vrijedi) in its stores as part of a campaign to support the local fishing industry and increase consumption of fresh fish. The label is awarded by the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture and the [...]

5 03, 2021

Strength2food findings in the latest European Commission study on GIs


On 2 March 2021, the European Commission published an Evaluation support study on the geographical indications (GIs) and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSGs) protected in the EU. The study intended to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of EU quality policy in the period between May 2008 and December 2020, with [...]

5 02, 2021

Strength2Food Webinar on “Sustainability of Thai Geographical Indication Products in the International Market”


On 5th February 2021, a webinar on the “Sustainability of Thai Geographical Indication Products in the International Market” was organised in the context of the Strength2Food project. The online event was a great success, with the participation of a wide range of stakeholders, including government officials and more than 500 views on the Facebook [...]

29 01, 2021

Strength2Food Webinar on “The importance of registering Vietnamese Geographical Indication products”


On 29th January 2021, the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) organized a seminar on “The importance of registering Geographical Indication products” to deliver the results of the research project “Strengthening European Food Chain Sustainability by Quality and Procurement Policy (Strength2Food)” under the H2020 program supported by the European Commission. The authors [...]

19 01, 2021

Strength2Food at the EU-Canada Geographical Indications webinar series


On 20th and 27th January, the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and Food & Beverage Atlantic are organising a series of webinars on Protected Geographical Indications (GIs) and their value-added for producers, exporters and consumers. On this occasion, the major findings of the H2020 Strength2Food project will also be presented by the [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]