Policy decision taking on urban food policies and intentions

The REFRAME project aims at influencing and supporting large scale urban consumers (public and corporate) to prepare and formalise decision making on urban food policies and express intentions for regional sourcing as a basis to cooperate with regional suppliers. Below you find a number of best practises from our five participating pilot regions.
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Influencing behavioral change through effective communication strategies

The REFRAME project aims at establishing regional cooperative arrangements between regional suppliers and large-scale consumers. At the moment, however, regionally produced food is only a small part of all the goods that are offered to the large suppliers. Therefore, a transition must take place. Solid communication strategies could help with this transition as they have the ability to influence behavior.

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New Danish legislation on small-scale local food production and sale

As a major food exporting nation, Denmark has a long record of developing legislation-based regulation of farming and food production for the purposes of controlling diseases in husbandry, animal welfare, and food safety. This is the trademark of food "Made in Denmark”. Regulations are though often considered very rigid by small food entrepreneurs. 

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The green meeting place where a flower/picking/experience/learning/school/vegetable/ folk/butterfly/bee and moving garden come together. The garden is used as a means of improving the quality of life and strengthen the social cohesion in the town of Grootegast (the Netherlands).

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Healthy and sustainable food in institutional kitchens

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. VIVES, Inagro, EROV and PCG organized an inspirational afternoon to inspire other organizations.

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Inspiration and networking for the public consumer

With an increasing demand from public organizations to purchase products from smaller and more local producers, new questions and challenges arise together with different approaches to tackle theses new challenges. Consequently, an increased need for benchmarking and networking have arisen among public procurers. To aid this process Naturbruksförvaltningen have arranged several theme days specially adapted for public procures interested in reaching smaller businesses.

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Public procurement by partnership with local food business

Teaming up with a local food business can be a way for public organisations to acquire local produce to their kitchens while at the same time creating a unique educational opportunity. The involved food business can reach a new market and find new potential labour for the future.

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Public procurement – Divide and conquer

Divide and conquer has become a popular method for public kitchens to acquire more local food. In this method the public procurement is divided into smaller parts based on specific products in order to help smaller suppliers or producers to meet the set criteria.

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Tender for municipal canteens: chances for SMEs in Groningen

The Municipality of Groningen has adjusted its procurement strategy in such a way that it enables more food-related regional SMEs to participate in the tender for municipal canteens.

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