Towards more sustainable food provision

Newsletter 03/2023

We are one year old! To mark our first year of successful cross-European cooperation and set ourselves up for another three, we had our second in-person consortium meeting in Warsaw – three sunny days filled with discussions, presentations and the sampling of vertically grown micro greens.

We also started connecting food chain actors from different European countries by taking a group of British sheep and beef farmers on a field trip to Hungary – the first unofficial forerunner of the cross-country visits happening throughout the project (we’ll keep you posted).

And we’re continuing our series “Introducing…” – this time zooming in on our scientific coordinator, the University of Aberdeen – and our series “SPI of the month”, looking into barriers to shifting towards organic farming in the region of Valencia.

We hope you enjoy the read,
P.S.: Check out our latest milestones, the summary of the SPI foresight workshops 2023 and the Analytical Framework.


2nd VISIONARY consortium meeting

2nd VISIONARY consortium meeting in Warsaw
From September 11th to 13th, 2023, our second annual VISIONARY consortium meeting took place at the historic Old Library building of the University of Warsaw, Poland – our host this year. This meeting marked a significant milestone…

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British farmers take a field trip to Hungary

British farmers take a field trip to Hungary
The bilateral cooperation between AKI and the University of Exeter has enabled a group of sheep and beef farmers from South West England to take part in a short field trip to Hungary. During the two-and-a-half-day trip, the participants were given an insight into…

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SPI Foresight Workshops 2023

Around 270 stakeholders from the food system, among them farmers, policymakers, scientists, retailers and NGOs, participated in our Science-Policy-Interfaces (SPI) foresight workshops. Read our summary of their discussions on some of the most pressing issues of our food systems. Learn more

VISIONARY's Analytical Framework

Our team created an Analytical Framework that steers the empirical research of the VISIONARY project, with regard to policy interventions, novel value chain initiatives and business models, and to leverage points in the agri-food systems. Learn more

INTRODUCING... University of Aberdeen

The UNIABDN team leads WP5 ‘Leverage points in the agri-food system’, which brings the systems perspective to the project and is VISIONARY's scientific coordinator. Katrinb Prager and Shadi Hashem, the UNIABDN researchers in this project, are part of the Department of Geography and Environment…

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SPI of the month: Organic farming & collective water management in the Region of Valencia

SPI of the month: Organic farming & collective water management in the Region of Valencia
The SPI process organised by the UPV team pursues an outstanding and timely aim: to promote the expansion of organic farming in irrigated districts within the Region of Valencia, where intensive fruit and vegetable production predominates…

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In our next newsletter, we'll introduce the team from Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España (CCAE), an organisation representing the interests of the Spanish agri-food cooperative movement, and continue our series "SPI of the month" by taking a look at Scottish organic food and farming.
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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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