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A word from the coordinator, Prof Matthew Gorton The past year has been a busy but very productive one for the Strength2Food project. Some highlights have been the project's 3rd Annual Meeting on 10-11 May 2018 in Rome (hosted by Coldiretti) and the Strength2Food-FAO workshop on the sustainability of Geographical Indications (GIs) where project partners presented the project’s methodology for sustainability assessment as well as experiences from seven GI case studies. Partners are currently finalising measures of the economic, social and environmental impacts of food quality schemes and short food supply chains. Work on public sector food procurement has involved extensive [...]
A word from the coordinator, Prof Matthew Gorton Welcome to the first issue of Strength2Food e-newsletter, bringing the latest updates from our project. These past 22 months have seen many exciting developments and fruitful collaborations. One of the main tangible results is the development of a methodological framework and indicators for evaluating the economic, social and environmental impact of EU food quality schemes, public sector food procurement policies and short food supply chains. Data collection and fieldwork activities are now underway in various European countries, as well as Thailand and Vietnam. Likewise, qualitative and quantitative analysis on consumers’ food practices [...]