Online partner meeting June 16, 2020

16 June 2020 - Published by Hein Braaksma
Instead of the planned partner meeting in Copenhagen, today the five partner regions of the REFRAME project met online for an online session about the challenges of organizing efficient logistics.
Each region knows their own initiatives to get products directly from farm to fork (from producer to consumer), but they all face their own problems (and sometimes this are the same problems in each country).
This online session was about regional food supply. More specifically: bringing regional produce to the consumer. HOW is the food transported from the farm site to the consumer? What can we learn from that?
Each partner region (Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands) prepared a presentation, showing the practices in their own area and any success and/or problems that these initiatives encounter, and – maybe more importantly – why that is the case.
Paul Buijs (Assistant Professor Sustainable Logistics at Groningen University) was asked to reflect on these practices, especially from the perspective of upscaling and logistics.
Later on, students from Hanze University school of applied science and Terra Food, Life & Innovation will dig deeper into this matter and make further study of the challenges, opportunities and chances of this way of getting produce directly from the farmers to the consumers.