2201, 2019

Factsheet 3 – Do food quality schemes influence consumers’ food choices?

A qualitative study conducted within the framework of the H2020 project Strength2Food, under the coordination of Virginie Amilien and Gun Roos from Consumption Research Norway at OsloMet, adds to the understanding of European consumers’ food practices concerning food quality schemes (FQS) and sustainable food chains. This study is part of a deeper analysis aimed at providing a thorough understanding regarding consumers’ knowledge, perception, confidence and valuation of EU/national/regional food quality labels and sustainable food chains as well as their food practices and purchasing behaviour with respect to products promoted by those schemes, across different consumer groups, food cultures and geographical [...]

2609, 2017

Factsheet 2 – How to make public sector food procurement sustainable?

A pilot study, conducted within the framework of the H2020 Strength2Food project, helps to give an answer to this question, investigating the environmental, economic, social and nutritional impacts of two different primary school meals services in County Durham, North East England. Conducted by Angela Tregear, Mary Brennan, and Maysara Sayed, from the University of Edinburgh, between autumn 2016 and the first months of 2017, the pilot study assessed the food procurement models to two schools: VillageSchool and TownSchool. One (to VillageSchool) representing a local /short and organic chain, in which all milk and meat is locally sourced and has organic [...]

508, 2016

Factsheet 1 – Short Supply Chain: The Italian Experience

“Short distribution channels increase the income of producers and ensure the survival of a large number of farms [….]. They can help improve environmental performance […] and preserve and support local traditions, while at the same time linking the product to a geographical area shared by producers and consumers” EU Commission- Green Paper on promotion measures and information provision for agricultural products COM(2011) 436 Factsheet