New skills for food related SME's and other stakeholders within a regional food frame

The REFRAME project aims at supporting food related SME's and other stakeholders to develop their skills in order to realize the potential of food production for the region. We aim at establishing training and learning networks and arrange activities to train and coach SME's and other stakeholders. We also involve educational institutions and high schools in order to integrate short food chains into their curricula. Below you find a number of best practises from our five participating pilot regions.

Influence of packaging on sales of local
farm yoghurt in supermarkets

In a 4-week testcase during April and May
2021 Inagro, in cooperation with a dairy farm
from Diksmuide, measured the influence of
packaging on the sale of farm yoghurt in a local
supermarket. The results contain valuable lessons
for farmer producers focusing on B2B sales.
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B2B Taste market to strengthen the local

Many small and medium-sized producers of farm
and regional products are not strong enough to
deliver large quantities of their products to
institutional kitchens or food processing companies.
That is why several parties in Belgium joined
forces to investigate how local farmers and farm
companies can strengthen their own sales and how
they can jointly deliver local products to institutional
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The Project Accelerator: a project an
internship platform
ProjektAcceleratoren can be regarded as
a platform which takes steps towards creating
better conditions for food related companies
so that they can get new knowledge, inspiration
and attract new employees.
The platform is also a way of connecting students
from the larger cities with companies scattered all
over the country. This is a great benefit as getting
skilled workers to rural areas can be a challenge.
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  undefined    Natural resource schools as competence
How can we create an open environment where
different organizations can collaborate and develop
new ideas?
Where can students be enlightened about new
research results and contribute to new methods and
technologies in their future profession?
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Terra starts new educational program:
Food, Life & Innovation
The world of food is in huge movement, as
everyone knows. Consumers want to know
where their food comes from and what exactly
is in it. The influence of food on health and
well-being is getting more and more attention.
And due to developments, such as CO2reduction
and takeovers of supermarkets, the current food
chain is under pressure.
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Benchmarking for progress
To make a good environment for exchanging 
experience and enhance new knowledge the
organisation “Lokalproducerat i Väst” has
created several networks for different segments 
of local food production. These platforms gives a
reliable context where colleagues within the same
segment can discuss current challenges and opportunities.
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Educational food kitchen
An example from Sötåsen natural resource
school in West Sweden. The ongoing urbanization
has increased the need for education about food
production and the foods path from field to fork. 
Today many Swedish schools use their school
canteens as an educational environment.
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