The farmers marketplace of restaurants

Quality ingredients for the HoReCa industry Supp.li is a marketplace that connects small and medium producers with restaurants(https://www.supp.li/en/) and brings innovation to food supply chains. Small and medium producers of quality ingredients can upload their fresh and processed food products to the marketplace, which can then be ordered by restaurants and chefs. Supp.li controls the quality of the uploaded food produts and also takes care of the entire logistics. Supp.li current supply in Central-Europe, but itslong term [...]

2019-07-09T20:58:41+02:00June 6th, 2019|News, Universities|

Surveys, Focus Groups, and Data Collection in eTOMATO: Some Initial Results

The University of Granada (UGR), together with the universities of Foggia (Italy), Ghent (Belgium) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria), is implementing the Work Package 1 of the e-TOMATO project, which aims to recognize and identify learning needs in multifunctional agriculture, to later implement a training course on the subject. In this initial phase, three different profiles have been identified as working groups: university students related to the territory, agriculture, the environment and tourism disciplines; business, social and academic experts related [...]

2019-05-28T18:05:54+02:00May 20th, 2019|News, Senza categoria, Universities|

Adapting to real needs: eTOMATO, SFSCs, and the Apulia Regional Legislation

The partners of eTOMATO believe that at the very basis of a successful project lies its capability to understand the scenario of their operational work, and to efficiently undertake actions within it. eTOMATO has been inspired by the recent matters of “KM O”, or Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs). This concept helps understaning surely why Multifunctional Agriculture is important to those new farmers who cannot afford to place all their eggs in the basket of commodities’ market, on [...]

2019-05-13T19:59:25+02:00May 13th, 2019|News, Universities|

eTOMATO 2nd Focus Group: academia and stakeholders of the agri-food scenarios

We have shared the news of a focus group among University students previously in our social media: that eTOMATO has in fact organized a data collection on the themes of multifunctional agriculture. Questions on what MA means and what it should mean have been addressed to soon-to-be experts of agriculture and related fields. Last week instead, the eTOMATO project has met experts from academia and private organizations. Focus of the discussion has been on the ways it is [...]

2019-04-26T10:49:49+02:00April 26th, 2019|News, Universities|

Off to market: but which one? Understanding the participation of small-scale farmers in short food supply chains

Some research has identified the elements that impact the importance small-scale farmers attach to different marketing channels of short food supply chains. In other words, which farmers choose which markets to seel their produce. In this research, two entirely different types of markets that are considered are: “conventional” markets, with no restrictions on locality, where the farmer-market relationship is based on binding contracts, and “farmers’ markets” where only local farmers can sell ad hoc, and where they use [...]

2019-03-22T18:40:19+02:00March 22nd, 2019|News, Universities|

The University of Granada hosting a workshop on multifunctionality

Today, March 18th, a seminar on Multifunctionality in Agriculture as part of the eTOMATO project has been carried out with the students of the fourth-year course in the class "Planning and Management of Rural Spaces" belonging to the Degree in Geography and Territorial Management. In this activity the analysis, debate and discussion on the multifunctional possibilities for agricultural holdings has been developed. Are those capable of generating, jointly, products for the market directly rewarding the farmer,  and other [...]

2019-03-22T18:14:11+02:00March 18th, 2019|News, Universities|

The state of the art of multifunctional farming in Bulgaria

Multifunctional agriculture is a tendency, which is developing intensely and is gaining followers in Europe, as well as all over the world. The scope of activities is constantly expanding, as well as the forms, under which its functioning is organized. The positive results, which are observed in practicing multifunctional farming in more advanced in this relation countries, give the grounds to be expected that this experience will find its way in Bulgaria, enabling to solve or at least [...]

2019-03-11T12:17:20+02:00March 7th, 2019|News, Universities|