The second Norwegian hybrid forum on 24 October 2017 was once again hosted in Sandefjord. Local people were invited to take part in a discussion on fish, this time addressing the idea of fish as culture, in comparison with dance, art and music. Researchers from OsloMet were also present, representing the Strenght2Food project. The [...]
The Public Procurement Summit “Making School Food Better” was organised by UNED and took place in Edinburgh, UK, alongside the 2nd Interim project meeting of Strength2Food, October 18-20, 2017. The summit brought together around 50 delegates from all parts of the school food system, ranging from procurement officers, catering managers, wholesalers and producers, to educators, [...]
The recently-reported food poisoning scare in Belgrade primary schools led to another interview on Serbian television; this time on Jutarnji Program of RTS 1 (the equivalent of BBC's Breakfast TV), which broadcast live on Friday, 13th October. Gordana Kosanović, representing the Ministry of Education and Science and Steve Quarrie, representing BSN (EUTA), presented the Ministry's [...]
Steve Quarrie, representing colleagues from BSN (EUTA) and MPNTR, presented the Strength2Food project and aspects of its activities in Serbia in the session on Rural Development and Agro-economy of Agrosym 2017. The talk focused on the relationship between schools preparing their own meals, in our four target areas of Belgrade, Novi Sad, around Valjevo and [...]
Four primary schools in Belgrade have recently suffered from an outbreak of food poisoning from a meal provided by a catering company, with 135 children suffering from severe stomach problems and seven briefly hospitalised (Tuesday, 3rd October). This has raised the issue of schools providing their own meals to ensure that health and safety [...]
Though buying local is a trendy catchphrase as of late, many consumers do not put the term into practice. In the active fishing port of North Shields for example, buying local unfortunately doesn’t play much of a role in the minds of all consumers. In the event organized by Food Nation and Newcastle University “Locally [...]
Several members of the Consortium working at the delivery of the Strength2Food (S2F) H2020 Project attended and participated in the XV EAAE Congress “Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: Balancing between Markets and Society” held in Parma (Italy) August 28th – September 1st 2017 and organised by the same Departments and mostly the same Faculty Members who [...]
Hybrid forum at the EAAE Congress in Parma: Can consumers play a valuable role in the development and sustainability of local food systems?
As part of the Strength2Food (S2F) project a series of hybrid forums will be organized in seven countries to stimulate dialogue amongst all actors in the value chain and to collect data on the sustainability of local food systems. Hybrid forums are open, public discussions on a defined subject where a panel of local stakeholders, [...]
During a recent visit to the rural school OŠ Prota Mateja Nenadović in Brankovina, near Valjevo, the school director, Milica Ostojić, surprised us with the news that she had arranged a television interview for us (Ratko Bojovic and Steve Quarrie, BSN/EUTA) at the local television station, VTV, Regional Television Valjevo. VTV is available on [...]
Strength2Food involves farmers to help them maintain their place within food supply chains. A link between sourcing produce locally and sustainably along with labels is being connected.