HelpFood 4.0 aims to test and demonstrate the importance of designing and supporting social infrastructures to make food circular sustainability more practicable by scaling up and replicating the socio-digital innovation experimented into other RIS countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal). The project explores the role of food as an element of reconnection between farmers, citizens and “eaters” (i.e. citizens more aware of sustainable food issues) through the promotion of Community-Supported Agriculture models as sustainable examples of production, distribution, and consumption of food.
The shortening of the supply chain could be a solution to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the food supply chain. To promote these changes, it is necessary to work with a multiscale and multilevel approach. The project promotes the sustainability of high-quality food along the food value chain due to cooperation between research organizations and farmers and the promotion of short supply chains. The empowerment of eaters will be pursued by providing information on geographical traceability and nutritional information, with the development of an IT tool allowing eaters to directly visualize the origin of ingredients to be implemented in food labelling.
The project starts from the empirical research developed during the pilot project HelpFood in 2021 and foreseen the scaling up and replication of the socio-technical innovation experimented in other RIS countries.
Coordinadorr: University of Trento (Italia)
Hub Innovazione Trentino (Italia)
Fondazione Edmund Mach (Italia)
Building Global Innovators (Portugal)
Ruralia Institute – University of Helsinki (Finlandia)
City of Gothenburg (Suecia)
Financing program: EIT Food Program financed by the European Union
Contract nº: –
Duration: March 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 (10 months)