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AN INNOVATIVE COLLABORATIVE CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEM TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE AND LOSSES IN THE AGRI-FOOD CHAIN

Institutions
Universidad De La Iglesia De Deusto Entidad Religiosa
Start date
2020
End date
2024
Objective
It is evident that current food supply chains are notoriously inefficient and show vulnerabilities from initial agriculture production down to the final household consumption and the management of the waste generated. FoodRUs strategy has been built on the basis of the three fundamental pillars of food sovereignty to undertake Food Waste Prevention challenge being Circular Economy a mandatory model from which to generate, implement and replicate solutions, in different value chains. The reasoned application of these basic principles where FoodRUs strategy is applied, will assure resilient and sustainable local and regional Bioecosystems thanks to a multi-actor and multidisciplinary approach. FoodRUs will deployed 23 technological, social, financial, legal, educational, political, labelling and organizational innovative solutions involving the mobilization and active participation of more than 40 actors to overcome the specific challenges of the selected value chains and follower regions consisting on: experts on agro-industry, Life Cycle Assessment , social innovation and social economy, sensitisation , culinary arts, nutrition, labelling, fiscality and ICT tools; municipalities; policy makers; ethical finance organizations, stakeholders of the entire food value chains (producers, farmers, retailers, packaging and logistics services, restoration sector, consumers associations and communities); waste managers; entrepreneurs; ONGs; food banks; social kitchens; educational centres and civil associations. FoodRUs will screen 3 value chains focused on 3 specific types of food in Europe: -Cross-regional Spanish pilot (SPP) focused on vegetables and IV range salads -Danish pilot (DP) that will analyse the value chain for meat and fish -Slovak pilot (SLP) analysing the bread value chain FoodRUs will actively involve 6 European regions as Followers: (Valencia (Spain), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Linz (Austria), Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and Halandri (Greece)
Funding Source
European Commission
Project source
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Project number
101000617
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Policy and Planning