One of the main objectives of the four-year ECOWASTE4FOOD project, to which Wielkopolska Region joined at the beginning of this year, is to find solutions to reduce food waste, and to demonstrate that food waste can be a source of resource-efficient and environmentally friendly economy participating in the project.
The planned activities for finding common solutions in this area are based, among others, on on the organization of cross-visits, meetings with stakeholders and workshops. So far, two meetings of the project's stakeholder group and study trips to Italy, Spain and England have been held in Wielkopolska.
On 5-7 December 2017, the Wielkopolskie Region will host representatives of the partner regions of the EcoWaste4Food project – Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia, Regional Development Fund on behalf of the Region of Western Macedonia, City of Ferrara, Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, The Waste Agency of Catalonia and International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies - Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM). Project’ partners will come to Poland to familiarize themselves with good practices functioning in our province which aim at reducing food waste through innovative processing technologies, as well as effective use of raw material, water and energy.
"Wasting food is a global and social problem. Therefore, together with our European partners, we must consider how to fight and, above all, act in the field of counteracting this phenomenon "- says Krzysztof Grabowski, Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region.
Wasting food is a global and social problem. Therefore, together with our European partners, we must consider how to fight and, above all, act in the field of counteracting this phenomenon - says Krzysztof Grabowski, Deputy Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region.
The three-day visit will include a scientific part - a meeting at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań (Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology) combined with the presentation of the unique equipment of the Pilot Biotechnology Station in Poland and presenting an eco-innovative approach to the Food Innovation and Greater Poland Center of Advanced Technologies.
The second day will include, among others, visit to Wielkopolska Food Bank in Poznań, Food Machinery Factory "SPOMASZ" in Pleszew, Microfood from Ostrzeszów producing Puffins and FPH Paula from Kalisz - producer of "Crispy Natural".
On Thursday, December 7, guests will visit the Średzka Dairy Cooperative "JANA" in Środa Wielkopolska.
A detailed program of the visit and information about the visited companies are available here.
Contact:Kinga Kołodziejczak, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the UMWWE-mail: [email protected] - Twitter: @K_Kolodziejczak