1 06, 2018

Local Foods Research with Grocery Retailer KONZUM


Strength2Food researchers have been working with grocery retailer KONZUM to trial in store strategies to increase sales of local fruits and vegetables. Dubravka Sinčić Ćorić from Zagreb University presented the results at the 47th Annual European Marketing Academy (EMAC) conference. The Department of Marketing, Strathclyde Business School (Glasgow), hosted this year’s conference, which took place [...]

11 05, 2018

3rd Annual Meeting Rome, Italy


For Strength2Food researchers all roads led to Rome, as Coldiretti hosted the project’s 3rd Annual Meeting on 10-11 May 2018. Prior to the annual meeting, FAO hosted a workshop on the sustainability of Geographical Indications at its headquarters, organised in collaboration with Strength2Food (S2F). The workshop welcomed numerous GI experts and practitioners, FAO delegates, [...]

3 04, 2018

Students to join the Strength2Food project in Serbia


Following the selection of primary schools for the school meal pilot scheme, location has proven it difficult for project partners to regularly keep in touch, given the large number of schools involved in the scheme. However with the help of Professor Dušan Petrić, a colleague from the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Novi [...]

28 03, 2018

EUTA raises Strength2Food’s profile at Zlatibor mountain resort


The Serbian Ministry of Finance is currently drafting a new public-sector procurement law. Colleagues at the Centre for Procurement Management in Belgrade organised a three-day conference workshop, from the 26th to the 28th of March at the mountain resort of Zlatibor in southwest Serbia to present and discuss the latest draft of the new law [...]

5 03, 2018

Harissa Kitchen seizes the opportunity for local fish


After learning about the abundance of whiting at the North Shields Fish Quay in UK,  Harissa Kitchen, a sister company to the social enterprise Food Nation, has included whiting croquettes on their menu, making use of a normally exported fish to show that locally landed seafood can make an appearance on any menu. Click here to [...]

24 01, 2018

Strength2Food to improve the nutrition of primary schools in Serbia


After a series of school visits and background research, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development selected 30 Serbian primary schools for Strength2Food’s school meals pilot scheme. The schools are spread throughout Serbia, in Belgrade City, Novi Sad, Mionica, Bajina Basta, Loznica Arile and Ivanjica. Each school has been asked to provide a coordinator [...]

30 11, 2017

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 [...]

27 11, 2017

Improving the quality of meals in primary schools

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Strength2Food held its first hybrid forum in Serbia on Monday, November 27 to discuss how to improve the quality of children’s meals in primary schools. The event was held in Serbia's Petnica Science Centre, an independently-funded organisation providing research opportunities for primary and secondary school children from both Serbia and the rest of Europe. The [...]

22 11, 2017

BARILLA visits school kitchens in Serbia


Roberto Bassi and Ilaria Rossi from Academia Barilla (part of Strength2Food partner BARILLA), visited several primary schools in Serbia from November 20-22 as part of the school meals pilot scheme of WP9.1. In total, the representatives visited nine schools in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Mionica, a rural town south of Belgrade. The objectives of the [...]

20 11, 2017

Strength2food goes overseas and lands in South Africa to talk about Geographical Indications


The Embassy of Italy in South Africa hosted a workshop in Cape Town on Monday, November 20, to explore the regulation and enforcement of GIs and discuss the benefits of geographical indications (GI) in South Africa and the EU. Professor Filippo Arfini from Parma University gave an overview of the Strength2Food project and the GIs [...]