The project will develop a Citizen Participation Forum (CPF) assessing the potential of (indoor) vertical farming (VF) technologies to address some of the major challenges our food systems face. Mixing state-of-the-art participation methods including online issue mapping, face-to-face dialogue and hands-on 'makeathons', the CPF will trial a range of pilot projects aimed at gaining consumer insight and stimulating broad public debate on VF. Taking a research-driven approach, results will both be analyzed in regards to best-worst practices and offer critical reflections on public participation schemes, assessing the possibility for scaling and broad deployment by EIT food. The pilot projects stimulate future collaborations between researchers and the high-tech (food) industry in exchange with wider publics (including in RIS countries).
Cultivating Engagement: a citizen participation forum on vertical farming
This project puts citizens at the centre of shaping high-tech innovations in food production to become healthier and more sustainable.
With the aim of disseminating good habits and healthy initiatives to society, generate collaborative relationships with the media and value the objectives for which EIT was created, EIT Food organises a Journalism Award in Agrifood Innovation and Sustainability at national level.
Improving communication of food health claims
The Smart Tags communication project is set to increase consumer trust towards food products by sharing information about the food product value chain during the whole life-cycle of the product, enabling novel service concepts and interactivity between consumers and the food industry.
EIT Food hosted an Aquacultue Showcase event to present activities that are helping the aquaculture sector to become more sustainable and efficient while addressing several of the United Nations' Sustainable....
Young people across Europe are demanding EU wide changes to transform the food system to be more sustainable, including promoting regenerative agriculture, defining uniform nutrition and labelling guidelines, and making....