106, 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 between the 29th May and 1st June. Around 950 participants attended the conference. The Strength2Food research with KONZUM involves Ružica Brečić, Dubravka Sinčić Ćorić and Andrea Lučić (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb), Matthew Gorton (Newcastle University) and Jelena Filipović (University of Belgrade). [...]

1105, 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, S2F partners and members of the project Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB). S2F researchers presented the project’s methodology for sustainability assessment as well as experiences from seven GI case studies: PDO Phu Quoc Fish Sauce (Vietnam, Viet Hoang), PDO Olive oil (Croatia, Ružica Brecic), PDO Kalocsai [...]

304, 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 Sad, a second team of student volunteers will now help with Strength2Food activities in the Novi Sad area. Initially around twenty students responded to Professor Petrić’s request, with twelve students requesting to attend a meeting held at the Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad on [...]

2803, 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 on public procurement. The new law is planned to enter into force on January 1, 2019 and has not yet reached the stage of public consultation. This conference was therefore expected to provide valuable feedback to some of the experts drafting the new law. The [...]

503, 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 read the full case study

2401, 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 for the project, with whom Strength2Food researchers will work closely. Schools have also been informed of activities for school directors and administrators, teachers and kitchen staff. Amongst them is a request to give feedback on a web site currently in preparation by Strength2Food staff from [...]