The Food4CE consortium visiting the Agricultural and Orchard Experimental Farm Przybroda

Date: 30.11.2023
By: Food4CE
On 12 and 13 September, the second consortium meeting of Food4CE was held in Poznań, Poland, hosted by Łukasiewicz – Poznański Instytut Technologiczny.

Project partners from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Hungary came together for two exciting days of discussion on how to improve the efficiency of alternative Food Supply Chains.

As part of the Poznań meeting, the Agricultural and Orchard Experimental Farm Przybroda – one of the ten Agricultural Experimental Units of the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, as well as a virtuous example of how agricultural products can be produced and marketed in a more sustainable way – invited the Food4CE project partners for a study visit, where they had the opportunity to see a cow farm, orchards and, above all, learn about the logistics processes implemented in the field of agricultural crops. Finally, a visit to one of the most modern biogas plants in Europe.

The video summary of the visit is available here.

The Food4CE project in a nutshell

Food4CE is a European project funded by the INTERREG Central Europe programme, aimed at supporting Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) in thei efforts to create sustainable and resilient food supply system. AFNs are essential fot promoting short food supply chians and reducing the carbon footprint of food distibution. However, they face challenges such as lack of knowledge on logistics collaboration, digitalisation and distribution/delivery system, which are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food4CE seek to adress these challenges by establishing 5 local and 1 Transnational Innovation Hub (IH), bringing together actors from different sectors including researchers, business experts, food producers, logistic and transport operators, and policy makers. These hubs will focus on advancing AFNs logistics efficiency through the development of innovative tools and solutions.