Lowinfood meeting in Germany
The LowinFood project focuses on “Multi-actor design of low-waste food value chains through the demonstration of innovative solutions to reduce food loss and Waste”.
LOWINFOOD supports the reduction of the loss and waste in the European Union by demonstrating innovative solutions following a multi-actor approach that involves actors along the entire value chain.
From 29 November to 1 December 2023 the project held its general meeting in Münster (Germany), in the University of Applied Science FH Münster.
The goal of the meeting was to provide an overview of the activities held in the three years of the project and to plan the next project's activities.
During the first day the meeting focused on the preparation of the second report to be sent to the EU Commission. In addition, presentation of the results of the questionaires on the evaluation of innovations and the collection of data from different stakeholders.
Several ways have been used to collect data on food waste and composition: interviews, surveys, data collected from innovations databased and companies, direct measurements. There were also expert consultations to fill incompleted information.
The second part of the first day was dedicated to two visits:
- The organic bakery “Cibaria”
- The cooking event with a professional chef and tasting of beer with a professor of sensory
The second day of the event was dedicated to the presentation of different innovations that fight waste of all kinds of foods , both for out-of-home and at-home consumption.
The innovations help reducing food waste consumption. This phase of the project involves the evaluations of the data collected since beginning of the project and involves the analysis of the efficiency measure and the socio -economic impact and the environmental impact of the innovations.
The second part of the day was dedicated to communication and dissemination, to promote and to communicate the results achieved so far.
One session focussed on preparing the fostering market replication and the deriving policy implications. These activities are rooted in a deep analysis of the actual regulatory framework and in an active involvement of policy makers partners in the consortium, plus other national and European experts and institutions. This is necessary to validate the resulting set of the policy recommendations.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No.101000439
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