Create data and understanding of current supply and demand

The REFRAME project aims at creating opportunities for regional stakeholders to gain insight in current volumes and quality of regional food supply and urban demand and understand the (mis)matches between both. Below you find a number of best practises from our five participating pilot regions.

Mapping process Germany
In the first phase of the REFRAME project, the
district of Wesermarsch made a mapping of supply
and demand of regionally produced food. The aim
was to get an overview of available suppliers and
interested buyers of regional food products, in order
to be able to do a proper project planning.
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undefined    Cow release events – a way of communicating
positive values

Three years ago, Grünlandzentrum Niedersachsen/
Bremen initiated the event “cow release”
in the region. A festive event that brings the
consumers closer to the farmer and enlightens
consumers on how grasslands and ruminants
contribute to sustainable food production
and an increased biodiversity. The events have
become a success!
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Mapping of supply and demand in Groningen
To get a better understanding of the regional food
demand and supply in the pilot region of
Groningen, many mapping activities have been
carried out. The work was made in close cooperation
with several schools in the region. The mapping
process resulted in interesting results and we
learned important lessons.
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Finding your target group by processing
huge amounts of data

How do you manage huge amounts of data
and narrow it down so that it becomes
manageable entities? In this best practice
we describe the segmentation process
which we went through in order to identify
innovative food related SMEs in a specific
region in Denmark. By describing the process,
we hope that others can be inspired and learn
from our approach.
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The Northern Seednetwork
Seeds are essential to a sustainable and authentic
regional food economy.
'Het Noordelijk Zadennetwerk' (or in English:
The Northern Seednetwork) creates a regional
market for seeds. They thus preserve
the specific qualities of regional crops and
give regional SME's an alternative
to the
monopolies of global corporations.
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The Foodshare App
The Foodshare App is an application that is
developed by students from the Hanze
University of Applied Sciences in Groningen.
The app is aimed to be used on your smartphone
and brings together people that offer food and
people that need food or certain products.
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Network: Ketentafel Voedsel
Stad en Ommeland (Groningen)
A network community, founded in 2015.
The network represents members of very
different organisations, who exchange
knowledge and experience in the transition
towards a sustainable foodsystem in North-
Members are coming from companies,
government, NGO’s, professionals, students,
producers, retailers and cooperations.
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