1107, 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. In addition to an overall report on findings from the children’s food preference questionnaire, reports for individual schools are also being prepared. The overall report, together with accompanying graphics will go on Strength2Food’s Serbian website, and, with the individual report, will also go to the [...]

2305, 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 slides here) was divided into two parts: a theoretical session that explained how to effectively introduce your work and deal with uncomfortable questions, and a more practical session in which attendees could receive feedback after recording themselves during an interview. On the 15th of May, [...]

1005, 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 two Vietnamese geographical indications – Phu Quoc fish sauce PDO and Buon Ma Thuot coffee PGI. The analysis reveals that these geographical indications are having a positive but modest effect on food value chains. Viet is looking at how to increase the beneficial impacts through [...]

1204, 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 speciality food products. Today, there are 22 Croatian products whose names are protected, i.e. registered with the EU as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The Ministry of Agriculture is helping producers to promote their products and educating consumers on [...]

904, 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 the project looked at four areas: defining food quality scheme’s indicators on the basis of twenty-nine case studies from the EU and outside Europe, analysing public sector procurement policies focusing on elementary schools in Italy, the UK and Serbia, and determining  the benefits that ‘short [...]

804, 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.  Professor Arfini, in his capacity as coordinator of the MA degree in Food Quality Systems and Gastronomy Management of the University of Parma, was interviewed about the link between sustainability and traditional products. The Deputy Coordinator of the Strength2Food project seized the opportunity to showcase [...]