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A webinar of LOWINFOOD was held on the 27 of May 2021. As far as fruits & vegetables are concerned in this EU project, innovation is pinpointed as essential against loss and waste. Click here to discover what these innovative initiatives are.

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LOWINFOOD supports the reduction of food loss and wastes in the European Union by demonstrating innovative solutions following a multi-actor approach that involves actors along the entire value chains. The main objective of the project 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.

The objective of the webinar of 27th May was to provide a general overview of the activities that will take place in the coming months regarding the evaluation of innovation in the multi-actor approach and innovations against loss of fruits & vegetables.


During the webinar, the activity of evaluation of innovation in a multi-actor approach was discussed, how to create a solid evaluation to make well-informed decisions. At the same time, the participants focused on :

  • the evaluation on demonstrating the success and feasibility of innovations,
  • determining the potential for improvement
  • and providing evidence and a basis for communication.

In addition, other themes were tackled such as : the indicators of effectiveness, economy, society and environment, relevant to the project.


As far as fruits & vegetables are concerned, innovation is pinpointed as essential against loss and waste. The objective of the activity is to present the different innovation like the following ones:

  • The software to manage the withdrawals of fruits & vegetables by producer organizations within the system of CAP payment, managing donation of these products to charities.
  • UNV Cooperation system between farmers and restaurants to reuse unharvested agricultural products.
  • Leroma B2B : a digital marketplace for food commodities, bridging producers and the food industry and allowing to sell products that are no longer suitable for their initial purpose or surplus products.
  • FORESIGHTEE : sales forecasting software for supermarkets, based on machine learning, allowing better management of orders.


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

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