Coming soon: COACH Farm to Fork Procurement Toolkit 

Public food procurement can be considered a strategic tool to guarantee stable and fair income to small farmers while improving access to healthy, fresh and sustainable food in the public canteens. The COACH procurement experts will design a ‘Farm to Fork procurement toolkit’ aimed at translating sustainable food system principles into procurement strategies and tender criteria, with a particular focus …

New Living Library launched to influence sustainable food systems

The COACH project’s ‘Living Library’, showcasing good-practice examples of collaborative short food supply chains is now live. The new digital resource includes more than 30 concrete examples of how collaboration can help to scale up short agri-food chains to create win-wins for producers and consumers and drive locally led innovation.  The COACH consortium hopes that the Living Library will be …

Opportunity: Story Teller / Creative Communications Expert

One of the key COACH activities is the development of a ‘living library’ of 34 emblematic good practice examples or ‘beacons’. The beacons demonstrate how farmers can access consumer-driven opportunities to improve their incomes and rebalance their position in food chains. We are looking for a storyteller / multi-media communications expert to review the 34 beacon descriptions and develop a …

Campfire Event: Adamah BioHof

Each of our 32 Beacons has the opportunity to hold a ‘campfire’ to get together to reflect on their progress and challenges so far. It’s also an opportunity for them to develop the narrative that will eventually feature in our Living Library. Here, Elisa Klein, describes what happened at the campfire hosted by Adamah BioHof. Who was there? Four members of …

Campfire Event: Pickmeup_Stavanger

Each of our 32 Beacons has the opportunity to hold a ‘campfire’. These campfires are an opportunity for beacons to get together to reflect on their progress and challenges so far. It’s also an opportunity for them to develop the narrative that will eventually feature in our Living Library. Here, Kristin Kverneland, describes what happened at the campfire hosted by …

Campfire Events: Netzwerk Solidarische Landwirtschaft

In 2021 Netzwerk Solidarische Landwirtschaft gathered two times at the “Hessische Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen“ – that is a teaching, testing and transfer center for organic agriculture and sustainable regional development of the University Kassel in the center of Germany. There we found an inspiring setting in a historical building which is a protected monument and were provided with local organic food. June …

Campfire Event: Vienna Food Policy Council

Each of our 32 Beacons has the opportunity to hold a ‘campfire’, where the team gets together to reflect on their progress and challenges so far. It’s also an opportunity for them to develop the narrative that will eventually feature in our Living Library. Here, Elisa Klein, describes what happened at the campfire hosted by the Vienna Food Policy Council (Vienna …

Newsletter – First Issue!

We’re delighted to share the very first issue of our quarterly project newsletter. The newsletter features an introduction to COACH, some information about our ‘Costs and Benefits’ activities and a summary of our cross-cutting ‘spotlight’ themes. Click the image to view or read here.

Campfire Event: KPZkoALICE

Each of our 32 Beacons has the opportunity to hold a ‘campfire’. These campfires are an opportunity for members of the beacon organisation or initiative to get together and reflect on their progress and challenges so far. It’s also an opportunity to develop the narrative that will eventually feature in our Living Library. In this latest post, Šárka Krčílková from …