REFRAME

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On April 19th and 20th 2016, the municipality of Groningen as the lead beneficiary of the REFRAME project, in the city of Groningen hosted the project’s kick-off event. Central aim of the REFRAME project is to build new regional food chains and thus to create new innovation potential for food related SMEs in rural areas of NSR.

Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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On January 16th, 37 renowned scientist and experts from sixteen countries published an article about their report in the medical journal The Lancet: Food in the Antropocene, a comprehensive analysis o…

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Promoting local food products in an urban environment

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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In 2018, master student Sara Smaal graduated at the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research with her master thesis on relationships between urban restaurants and local suppliers and ways in…

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Fourth Reframe Report: general overview of our progress

Sunday, January 6, 2019
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This period the Reframe project picked up speed and is delivering results. The Reframe project started with the ambition to re-connect regional food production with urban demand, to stimulate SMEs to …

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Healthy and sustainable food in institutional kitchens

Monday, December 31, 2018
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Purchasing products from smaller and more local producers is still a challenge for institutional kitchens. However, hospital AZ Zeno and hotel school Ter Groene Poorte prove that it is possible.

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Where does your Christmas Dinner come from?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Have you thought about where the products for your Christmas dinner come from? Many of the products which you can find in the supermarkets have travelled thousands of kilometers before ending up on yo…

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How to meet increasing demand for vegetables

Monday, December 17, 2018
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The demand for locally produced vegetables, fruits and berries is increasing in Sweden. In November 2018 representatives of the Swedish vegetable industry met together with producers and organizations…

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Challenges for local potato production

Monday, November 26, 2018
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In 2016 west Sweden used approximately 2,300 hectares of farmland for potato production. That corresponds to around 13% of Sweden’s total production of ware potatoes. Today there is a trend towards a …

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Regional cooperative Westerkwartier is chosen by EURADA as one of the best innovations in Europe

Friday, November 23, 2018
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The regional cooperative Westerkwartier is chosen as one of the two best innovations in Europe by the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA). This is a great compliment for this ambitio…

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Regional beef cooperative

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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The regional beef cooperative Natuurvlees Westerkwartier is a joint venture between various links in the meat chain: a.o. dairy farmers, cattle farmers, nature conservation organizations, meat process…

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Three cooperatives in East-Flanders

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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In the East of Flanders (Belgium), already three cooperatives are established: Mmm...eetjesland, Smaak van Waas and Vlapas, in which producers unite in a cooperative collaboration. Within these local…

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