Regional food for environment, climate and health

Potential for sustainable, healthy food alternatives from the region. Changing consumer and citizen demands add to the existing pressure on rural employment. All food chain related SMEs are affected by these demands towards the sourcing and the environment, climate and health impact of food. Reframe takes up these challenges and supports SMEs to use the opportunities in short food supply chains for a better environment, climate and health impact. Here, new data reveals more regional possibilities.

 

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New business opportunities in saline agriculture
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 of rural development. Yet, coastal regions always were a main focus of Taste of Denmark, because they think that these areas are the living laboratories of adaptive, more sustainable and/or climate change resilient food production. And in fact there are more small, innovative food producers in coastal areas than anywhere else in Denmark!

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 undefined   Longdistance cargocycling – organic food transported in a sustainable way
Longdistance-cargocycling.org is a not-for-profit initiative for freight transport by cargobike from city to city. Founded in Spring 2019 by Lars Stemmler, the objective is to trigger a rethinking of our established consumption and transportation patterns. For this, Lars transports organic foodstuff for friends, colleagues, and companies directly from the producer to their homes and offices – by cargobike.
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Broadening the crop variety in a region
Broadening the crop variety in a region can help deal with a changing climate and simultaneously create new business opportunities along the food chain. The locally produced crops can either partly replace import of a specific crop or be used to develop new and more sustainable food products based on local produce. By growing, for the region, new crops producers can better adapt to a changing climate and meet new consumer demands.
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Report on 'The REFRAME perspective': compliance with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on a Climate Change Action Plan
In 2015 the United Nations agreed upon a global vision defining a set of 17 sustainability development goals. Development initiatives globally should be assessed in particular with the Paris Agreement on climate change actions. In this report we do so for the REFRAME project and we discuss potential synergies and complementarity with other EU NSR Interreg projects. 
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Important report: EAT-Lancet Commission
37 renowned scientist and experts from sixteen countries published the report: Food in the Antropocene, a comprehensive analysis of the world food system with recommendations for how ten billion world inhabitants can be fed by 2050.
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White Paper Innovative Food Sector
In this White Paper the Municipality of Groningen analyses the policiy options and instruments for the city to work on an innovative food sector with a positive environment, climate and health impact.
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Important report: Cities and Circular Economy for Food
The report aims to highlight the often-underappreciated role urban food actors can play to drive food system transformation, and to spark a global public-private effort to build a circular economy for food. Cities and Circular Economy for Food is an affiliate project of the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE). The report has been produced as part of Project Mainstream, a CEO-led global initiative created by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum, which helps to scale business driven circular economy innovations.
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Logistic solutions for regional food
The regional food market in the Netherlands has many imperfections. Analysis of the current supply learns that regional products are often more expensive than comparable products produced on the other side of the world. Why is that so? What role does logistics play? And what can be done
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Important EU Policy Outlook: Reflection Paper Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030

The European Commission reflects on the challenges of sustainable development and the need to correct imbalances in our food system. Reframe helps to correct these imbalances. 
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