Towards more sustainable food provision

Newsletter 02/2023


This is a newsletter of kick-offs: We've kicked off our Science-Policy-Interfaces (SPI) - our networking platforms connecting stakeholders from the food system to move towards more sustainable food provision together - and got some interesting results.

We are also kicking off two new series in the newsletter: "Introducing...", this time featuring a short profile of our project coordinator UPV, and the series "SPI of the month" where we zoom in on one of our local Science-Policy-Interfaces.

And, last but not least, our Initial Conceptual Framework is out and available for download.

We hope you enjoy the read,
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Successful kick-off of our SPI workshops

VISIONARY’s science policy interfaces (SPI) have been kicked off successfully. Ten out of 16 SPIs across eight countries held their first workshop, bringing together around 170 stakeholders from the food system, among them farmers, policymakers from local and national levels, scientists, ...

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Our Initial Conceptual Framework is out

Over the past months, the VISIONARY consortium partners have been hard at work to create our Initial Conceptual Framework. Learn more about our theoretical and conceptual foundations, the systemic character of the food system and its transitions towards sustainability,...

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VISIONARY consortium meeting 2023

In September 2023, VISIONARY partners from eight European countries will gather for their annual consortium meeting at this building: the Old Library at the University of Warsaw, Poland. For three days, we will share research insights, assess our SPI foresight workshop experience and outputs, get updates on our case studies and much, much more.

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VISIONARY at the SmartAgriHub Synergy Days

The 2023 edition of SmartAgriHubs' Synergy Days will bring together the agrifood community from all over Europe in Thessalonik, Greece and we are thrilled that VISIONARY will participate! Learn more


Once a month, we're introducing one of our consortium partners and their role in our project - starting with Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), VISIONARY's project coordinator: The UPV researchers in this project are part of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences..

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SPI OF THE MONTH: Tamar Grow Local

©Tamar Grow Local
Our VISIONARY team at University of Exeter (UK) is collaborating with Tamar Grow Local (TGL), a ‘not-for-profit’ Community Interest Company (CIC), to conduct research on the role of local food in promoting sustainability. TGL operates in the Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Southwest of England that is home to many farms that produce a variety …

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In our next newsletter, we'll look back on our consortium meeting in Warsaw, introduce the team from University of Aberdeen and continue our series "SPI of the month". And, of course, report on all things VISIONARY.
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The work of UK participants was funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee [grant numbers 10037976 (University of Aberdeen) and 10044788 (University of Exeter)].
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