The International Horticultural Congress (IHC) gathers every four years experts and stakeholders in the fields related to horticulture. This year the scientific program was structured in 25 symposia over 5 days complemented with workshops and site visits at the city of Angers. Team Agrotopia from Inagro took part in the international conference for horticulture in Angers (IHC2022), sharing our own experiences on professional urban farming and the potential of the living lab approach in food system transformation.
It is over the Fair of Iași in Traditional, Organic, and Mountain Dishes (9-10th of July 2022, Parcul Expoziției of Iași)
We would like to give special thanks to the consumers who attended the fair in an impressive number, at least 7,000 persons. Their trust in local producers contributed to a very cordial atmosphere of the fair overall. At the same time, special thanks go to the participant producers for their seriousness and high quality of the products as these have contributed to the fair’s success.
Bringing together representatives of institutions and organizations from various sectors to exchange thoughts on the state and needs related to food production and supply chains in the City and the region Zagreb County.
The Fair of Iași in Traditional, Organic, and Mountain Dishes (9-10th of July 2022, Parcul Expoziției of Iași)
On the 9th and 10th of July, between 10 a.m and 9 p.m., the Fair of the Producers from the North-East Region of Romania will be held under the brand name Iași in Traditional, Organic, and Mountain Dishes. The fair is organized by Iași City Hall, Romanian Academy-Iași Branch, and Iași County Agricultural Directorate and held in the Main Alley of Parcul Expoziției ((aka Exhibition Park), in Iași City.
We met with local producers in Iași County to identify the problems they face in the agri-food chain. The meeting was attended mainly by producers of animal products, but also vegetable growers. In the first part, the Cities2030 project and the innovative Food for Iasi Living Lab hub were presented. During the meeting, issues were identified, especially regarding: market access, access to financing, support of local authorities.
VE-GO-RA and Inventivna rješenja Ltd at the 1st transnational meeting of the Cities2030 project and the Agri-Food event in Belgium
As part of the EU Horizon2020 project Cities2030, the Development Agency VE-GO-RA and INVENTIVNA RJESENJA d.o.o. participated in the first transnational meeting of 41 European partners and the Agri-Food event in Roeselare, Belgium. The partners discussed the future activities and current challenges of the project with regard to the complexity of the project activities and related goals, i.e. creating prerequisites for further development of the project.
Day 3 in Roeselare for #Cities2030 partners.
A jump into the future of #agrifood visiting the giant rooftop greenhouse of #Agrotopia, the largest public building in Europe for urban food production. In parallel, another group coordinated by Hogeschool VIVES partner in #cities2030 has been implementing a workshop on #foodprocessing and health to close in the best way a 3 day of full immersion in the urban food system.
Day 2 in Roeselare for #Cities2030 partners. Today at the #internationalconference “Agri-food smart specialisation event: Working together towards future proof food systems” http://www.gatewaytoeurope.be/…/gateway-to-europe… jointly organised by our partners Inagro vzw and Hogeschool VIVES
Today, partners of the project Cities2030 meet in Roeselare, Belgium, within the first in-presence General Assembly (GA), to discuss the main achievements of the project. The GA also provides excellent conditions to discuss the next steps forward, and finetune the many activities of the project developing in parallel
Today, the 30th of May 2022, within Food for Iași Living Lab, there was a working meeting organized by Iași County Directorate for Agriculture, Iași Cityhall, and the Romanian academy, Iași Branch. The primary result of the meeting was organizing the event known as Iași in Traditional, Organic, and Mountain Dishes in the Exhibition Park of Iași, during the 8 and 10th of July, 2022.
Yesterday, on the 24th of May 2022, it was organized the workshop Policies and Strategies of Developing the Food System in Iași. The event was organized within the Food for Iași Living Lab hub by the Iași Cityhall and Romanian Academy, Iași Branch. The meeting focused on discussions with the representatives of the public institutions from Iași food system and also tried to identify some issues from the perspective of the public authority. The identified views will be on the agenda of future meetings with other actors and agents of the urban food system.
If we know why we want to measure the impacts of urban agriculture, we still need to know how to do it. What is measurable?
Today and next day, the project partners meet for the second project “Virtual General Assembly” (March 29-30th, 2022), to share the project Cities2030 achievements for the first main phase e.g., from October 2020 (project launch) to March 2022, and to structure key findings for the next phase. Today and next day, the project partners meet for the second project “Virtual General Assembly” (March 29-30th, 2022), to share the project Cities2030 achievements for the first main phase e.g., from October 2020 (project launch) to March 2022, and to structure key findings for the next phase.
25 February, at 10.00 (EET) the Vidzeme Planning Region and Latvian Rural Forum will hold an online seminar-discussion about Green Public Procurement of food in education, social care, and healthcare facilities, which are under the authority of local municipalities.
The article aims at sharing the approach developed in the Pollica Living and Policy Lab, with a specific focus on key areas: innovability, environment, health, agriculture, tourism, art, and culture, and social/community engagement.
The article aimes at sharing the approach developed in the Pollica Living and Policy Lab under the framework of the Cities 2030 Project, with a specific focus on the different phases designed for the community involvement.
More than a year after the project start, on December 22 the main technical project activities leaders, finally met in person at the Coordinator’s premises, the Economics Department in Venice.
December 17th has been a great day for urban agriculture for circular cities and municipalities. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an E-dialogue gathering 130 participants from 40 countries, interested to learn more and exchange experience and insights in successful urban farming policies and initiatives.
Article published in English within the FF Medium account under the title “Embracing Integral Ecological Regeneration: the power of the “Vision””
Cities2030 partners invite you to celebrate this date by attending the online conference “Good Fish – Good Food: Drive the transformation towards sustainable food for all”, an occasion for discussing about sustainability and innovation in and for the food sector.
Cities2030 Finnish partners joint forces with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, and FUSILLI project
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland is preparing a Climate-friendly Food Programme. The Climate-friendly Food Program has begun collaborating with the FUSILLI and Cities2030 projects to develop urban food systems in a sustainable direction.
Cities2030 is funded by the European Union. Its main goal is to build a sustainable food system for neighboring cities and territories, able to face the challenges of the future with an inclusive button-up, trust-built approach, and able to involve all key actors of the local food system. If you’re interested in these themes follow our Facebook page.
We celebrated a ‘Day of the local food” at the Green Point – short food supply chain and presented the new #blockchain based #traceability system provided by DIH AGRIFOOD private blockchain network.