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