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The general objective of LOWINFOOD is to co-design, together with actors of the food chain, low-waste value chains by supporting the demonstration of a portfolio of innovations in the fruits & vegetables, bakery products and fish value chains as well as in a-home and out-of-home consumption. Besides, the LOWINFOOD project wants to provide the demonstration and scale-up necessary to enable replication on the market. The main activities of the project are all focused on assessing the effectiveness of these innovations in reducing food loss and waste. The impact of the innovations will be assessed in terms of the amount of food waste avoided, as well as in environmental and socio-economic terms.

The LOWINFOOD consortium gathers over than 27 institutions from 12 European countries (details below) covering a broad range actor (star-up, SME association, hotel, non-profit association, public institutions, SME, university/research, non-profit research organizations & foundations). The H2020 project will run for the next 5 years and is expected to deliver its results in early 2025.

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As a consortium member, AREFLH will be tasked with Innovations against loss of fruit & vegetables and with communicating and disseminating information related to this project.


The Lowinfood consortium

The Lowinfood consortium includes 9 research partners, 8 start-ups and companies providing the innovations, 7 companies and associations working in the food sector, 2 public institutions and 1 partner dedicated to communications and dissemination.


Research partners:  

  • Università degli Studi della Tuscia (Coordinator), Italy

  • Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italy

  • Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden

  • Fachhochschule Munster, Germany

  • The James Hutton Institute, UK

  • Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria

  • Tamperen Korkeakoulusaatio SR, Finland

  • Harokopio University, Greece

  • Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut, Austria


Partners providing innovations:

  • Matomatic AB, Sweden

  • Foresightee BV, Belgium

  • Leroma GmbH, Germany

  • Mitakus analytics UG, Germany

  • Kitro SA, Switzerland

  • CogZum Bulgaria OOD, Bulgaria

  • Recuperiamo srl, Italy

  • Antegon GmbH (FoodTracks), Germany


Partners belonging to food sectors:

  • Unverschwendet GmbH, Austria

  • Akademie Deutsches Bäckerhandwerk Nord GmbH, Germany

  • Pianeta Cospea srl, Italy

  • CNA Associazione di Viterbo e Civitavecchia, Italy

  • Assemblée des Régions Europeéennes Fruitiéres, Légumières et Horticoles, France

  • L.V.L.AE Blue Meltemi Hotel and Spa, Greece

  • Iridanos Inambelos SA Thalassa Hotel, Greece


Public institutions

  • Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Uppsala Kommun, Sweden


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Kick-off meeting in 2020

The kick-off meeting of the LOWINFOOD project (Low-waste Food value chains through the demonstration of INnovative solutions to reduce FOOD loss and Waste) took place on the 2nd & 3rd of December 2020 in an online meeting, due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation. AREFLH as a partner of this project participated in the online meetings.

The kick-off meeting was the opportunity for the project partner to meet each other and discuss the overall project strategy. The project Officer from REA (Research Executive Agency of the European Commission) and a representative of DG AGRI Research and Innovation Unit. Work package leaders and co-leaders also presented their planned activities and fine-tune management approaches and duties.


drapeau eu sans texteThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No.101000439

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