706, 2021

In case you missed it, here is a recap of the Strength2Food Final Conference

Presentations Welcome & Strength2Food key results, recommendations and impacts Research Insights Food Quality Schemes Public Sector Food Procurement Short Food Supply Chains Organised sessions Impact of EU food quality schemes: taking stock and looking ahead Data improvements for sustainable GIs Ethnographic research – methodologies and approaches H2020 shared learning & innovative solutions for improving short food supply chains Delphi Method as a research tool to develop policy recommendations Future Policy and Research Directions: Panel discussion Looking ahead: policy agenda and priorities Pilot actions Stimulating short fish supply chains for locally landed seafood in the UK Supporting sustainable [...]

2605, 2021

Strength2Food Final Conference launches ‘Sustainable Food Choices’ open online course as it unveils 5-year research and innovation project results

After five years of research, innovation and demonstration activities from leading organizations at pan-European level, the EU-funded project Strength2Food hosted on May 20 more than 300 stakeholders, including policy makers, practitioners, researchers, representatives of EU institutions, in the immersive digital event organised by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC). The participants followed live presentations on research insights, achieved impacts and recommendations on how to improve current policies and practices around EU Food Quality Schemes (FQSs), Public Sector Food Procurement (PSFP) and Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs), as well as joining interactive sessions around thematic areas, methodological insights and Horizo2020 [...]

2505, 2021

Podcast: How Sustainable Is Organic Farming? (ft. Dr Burkhard Shaer)

Is organic farming more sustainable than conventional farming? What are the broader social benefits of organic farming? What challenges do we still need to overcome to make organic production sustainable for all actors in the supply chain? Burkhard Shaer, co-founder of ECOZEPT, elaborates on all this and more with insights from intensive case studies and evaluations under the Strength2Food project.

1205, 2021

Strength2Food Final Conference is soon approaching!

On the 20th of May at 9 AM CEST, Strength2Food will organise the final online conference to present the project’s key results and recommendations gathered over the last 5 years. The conference presents a great opportunity for policy makers, practitioners and researchers who want to find out more on how to improve current policies and practices on EU Food Quality Schemes, Public Sector Food Procurement and Short Food Supply Chains. Participants will have the chance to learn about the project’s outcomes and impacts to date. The digital exhibition space offers participants the chance to learn more about the pilot [...]

2604, 2021

EU-funded Strength2Food launches 1st ever Food Quality Schemes (FQS) sustainability Strategic Guide

The EU-funded project Strength2Food launched today the first Strategic Guide on Sustainable Food Quality Schemes (FQS), as a result of a 5-year research at European level. Presented on the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, the tool will allow practitioners, policymakers and researchers to explore the links between sustainability and FQS. It also aims to increase consumers’ awareness of the relationships between FQS, public goods and sustainability, and boost their willingness to pay for services embedded in FQS products. Prof. Matthew Gorton, the Strength2Food project coordinator, said: “on World Intellectual Property Day, it is wonderful to demonstrate Strength2Food research [...]

604, 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 Serbia, in this Strength2Food podcast special.