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

4th Strength2Food Annual Meeting Belgrade, Serbia


Last week, researchers from the Strength2food project met in Belgrade, Serbia for the project’s fourth Annual Meeting. The meeting took place at the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade University, on 15-17 May 2019. Prior to the meeting, EUTA organized a workshop on media interview skills, aimed at young researchers and project partners. The workshop (see [...]

10 05, 2019

Meet the Researcher – Viet Van Hoang


Dr. Viet Van Hoang is a lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh. He completed his Diploma in Agricultural Economics, Masters in Business and Marketing Management, and PhD in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics. As part of Strength2Food, Viet is currently working on assessing the economic, social and environmental impacts of [...]

12 04, 2019

Strength2Food Researchers Co-operate with the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture to Mark the day of Croatian Protected Products


Strength2Food Researchers at the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture marked the day of Croatian Protected Products by organising a conference entitled “Quality as a Value Added". The event, held on the 12th April, promoted Croatian protected products. The Republic of Croatia has a rich tradition in the production and preparation of [...]

9 04, 2019

Strength2Food on the Italian magazine Platinum Sole 24 Ore


In its April 2019 magazine edition, Professor Filippo Ar­fini, from the University of Parma explains how, at the end of its third year, the Strengh2Food consortium has concluded field research on the impact of food quality schemes on European consumers and is now ready for the dissemination and data systemisation stage. The first segment of [...]

8 04, 2019

Prof. Filippo Arfini presents Strength2Food at the CIBUS OFF culinary event


On 8 April 2019, the Italian newspaper Gazzetta di Parma reported Professor Filippo Arfini’s participation in the latest edition of CIBUS OFF, a culinary event which opens the calendar 2019 of Parma UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy events. Activities ranged from cooking shows, educational workshops for children to round tables on a variety of topics. [...]

5 03, 2019

Presentation to AREPO’s General Assembly


Konstadinos Mattas presented the Strength2Food project and key findings from his team’s work on the PDO Zagora apple at the recent AREPO General Assembly. AREPO is a network representing 31 European regions and over 700 associations engaged in Geographical Indication production. At its General Assembly, held in Thessaloniki on the 5th March 2019, Prof. [...]

22 02, 2019

Strength2Food gets its own TV programme in Serbia


A half-hour TV programme dedicated to Strength2Food was broadcast on Serbia’s RTS2 channel on 22nd February 2019. It focused on Strength2Food’s work with primary schools in Serbia, with several Strength2Food personnel interviewed: Ratko Bojović, Steve Quarrie, Roberto Bassi, Ilaria Rossi, Beatrice Biasini. The programme, developed by Dr Aleksandra Šarković, an editor of Educational and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]