Foodvalley Innovation Insights

Save the date | Foodvalley Innovation Insights

The next Innovation Insights event, exclusively for our Foodvalley Partners, will be held on 27 September, 2022 from 9.00 - 10.30. Programme and registration for our Foodvalley partners will follow soon.

Foodvalley Partner event 2022

Save the date | Partner event 3 November 2022

Foodvalley NL would like to invite you to our exclusively Foodvalley Partner event on 3 November 2022 from 16.00 – 19.00 CEST at our office in Wageningen.

The aim of the event is to explore Foodvalley’s network in its full scope, with all our communities and network partners. This day will focus on connection, innovation and match-making. We will also celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Protein Community together with all Foodvalley partners!

Explore and connect with Foodvalley’s network and save the date 3 November 2022 in your agenda. Information about the programme will follow soon.

* Please note: this event is exclusively for Foodvalley Partners. Are you not a partner yet but would you like to join this event? Contact us at: partner@foodvalley.nl

CO-FRESH

CO-FRESH

CO-FRESH is a multistakeholder partnership including 26 partners from 10 European countries. Starting from current best practices and key success factors of innovative value chains, and the state of the art in technological and non-technological approaches. The main objective of CO-FRESH is to (re)design and pilot innovative systemic approaches to agri-food value chains to scale up this innovation at the European level. These innovative approaches will improve the economic, social and environmental performance/efficiency of these value chains. This is achieved through smart integration of technological, social, organisational, managerial and institutional innovations; all of which serve to make them more sustainable.

The developed tools and formats are applied in seven pilot cases representing diverse fruit and vegetable value chains across Europe. Foodvalley NL leads a pilot case on fava beans for plant-based meat analogues.

In this pilot case Foodvalley NL, supported by Wageningen University & Research, has brought together nine key actors in the Dutch fava bean value chain:

  • Agriservice Lindenhols
  • Louis Bolk Instituut
  • KeyGene
  • Meelunie
  • Multiflour
  • MFH-Pulses
  • Ojah
  • Codrico
  • BOON-Foodconcepts

Starting from May 2021, these organisations will work together for the next three years to commercialise the value chain and increase consumer awareness and value. The goal?  A 100% Dutch fava bean meat analogue on the shelves in the supermarket, truly appreciating the ingredient’s origin and its growers.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101000852.

Contact

Kai Pruiksma 
Relations Liaison
+31 6 134 839 54

100% Dutch fava bean meat analogue in supermarkets within 3 years

100% Dutch fava bean meat analogue in supermarkets within 3 years

The European Union wants to become less dependent on the import of protein-rich crops, such as soybeans, to become more self-sufficient. For good reasons: less transport, less risk of damaging far-away eco-systems, creating new business opportunities for European farmers are only a few. Re-discovering the power of protein crops like fava, transforming the beans to tasty products for human consumption, is therefore one of Foodvalley NL’s Protein Shift key-topics. Jeroen Willemsen, Foodvalley NL’s Innovation Lead Protein Shift: “Produced by the shortest chain possible, to cherish the power of nature and preventing losses.”

The European consortium CO-FRESH develops techniques, tools, and insights for the re-design of agri-food value chains to make these more environmentally sustainable, socio-economically balanced, and economically competitive. Through collaborative and systemic approaches, the tools and formats are applied in seven pilot cases representing diverse fruit and vegetables value chains across Europe.

Foodvalley NL leads pilot case Fava beans for plant-bases meat analogues

Foodvalley NL is very proud to lead one of those pilot cases: Fava beans for plant-based meat analogues. Jeroen Willemsen tells why the independent platform Foodvalley was chosen to lead this important pilot:

“Foodvalley has a history of successfully harvesting the potential of ready-for-market innovations. By involving and empowering stakeholders along the chain, creating best practices that inspire others”

Nine key actors make it happen

In this pilot case Foodvalley NL, supported by Wageningen University & Research, has brought together nine key actors in the Dutch fava bean value chain: Agriservice Lindenhols, Louis Bolk Instituut, KeyGene, Meelunie, Multiflour, MFH-Pulses, Ojah, Codrico and BOON-Foodconcepts. Starting from May 2021, these organizations will work together for the next three years to commercialize the value chain and increase consumer awareness and value. The goal?  A 100% Dutch fava bean meat analogue on the shelves in the supermarket, truly appreciating the ingredient’s origin and its growers.

Jeroen:”Together we work on an important KPI: Dutch first retail product, fully Dutch Fava-based, in the retail shelves before 2023”.

More valuable pilots of CO-FRESH

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101000852.

 

More information?

Kai Pruiksma
+31 6 134  893 86

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