What motivates consumers to buy local food products and does this differ from country to country?

23 February 2021

A new comparative study among five European regions reveals that the concern for the local economy and the perceived quality of the product are the most important factors in relation to what motivates…

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‘Farming for the Food bank’: producing fresh vegetables for the Food Bank Groningen

16 February 2021

Due to the corona crisis, the project 'Farming for the Food Bank' gained momentum. Organic arable farmer Gert Noordhoff from Bellingwolde – in the East of Groningen - decided together with Jos Meijers…

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The Grain Republic: a new benchmark for collaboration in the short food supply chain

11 February 2021

The Oldambt, a region in the east of Groningen, is traditionally the area where many grains are grown. The sea clay of the Dollard bay provides the ultimate conditions for growing a variety of grains.…

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Reframe 8th Report

02 February 2021

REFRAME implemented several new local initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic and showed how food related SMEs, policy makers and other organisations can take actions to support the EU Farm to Fork s…

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Getting local food in the supermarkets

26 January 2021

As a response to the Corona-crisis, the major food stores in Sweden (Coop, ICA, Bergendahls, Axfood and Lidl) expressed their will to help the small local producers. This by creating more space for lo…

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Local producers on national tv in Belgium

20 January 2021

Due to the corona pandemic, the annual B2B Smaakmarkt in Belgium could not take place last September. Therefore the University of Applied Sciences VIVES offered the food producers who participated in …

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New business opportunities in saline agriculture

03 December 2020

The coastal regions are less fit for the main seed variants used and farming practices in general. Coastal regions are often considered marginal in relation to food production and vulnerable in terms …

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25 November 2020

Several ways of selling local food for example local markets, food exhibitions and food events have during Covid-19 been locked down. In Sweden a new digital way to promote and sell local food starte…

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'Bio kann jeder' - an online workshop to use more ecological and regional products in canteens of kindergartens and schools

17 November 2020

On 10 November 2020, as part of the EU-funded REFRAME project and in cooperation with U. plus, an agency for environmentalcommunication, the district of Wesermarsch organised an online workshop for ki…

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Food Agreement Westerkwartier

10 November 2020

In recent months, about 80 inhabitants, organisations and institutions from within the Westerkwartier region or stakeholders from outside have contributed to the 'Food Agreement Westerkwartier'. This …

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