As a new feature to the FUSIONS website, aMembers Page has been added to give a Platform to all Members to interact with each other. This Page will allow them to exchange on different thematic topics, to participate to FUSIONS consultationsand to send comments on ongoing deliverables.
In order to make full use of this additional feature, Members will receive an email confirming their log in details to the Members Page. If you represent an organisation interested in becoming a FUSIONS Member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Spring, FUSIONS, with the collaboration of its partners, organises four Regional Platform Meetings (RPMs). The first RPM took place in Oslo on the 22nd of April, and the three others are scheduled to take place in Paris, Bologna and Budapest, respectively. The objective behind these RPMS is to facilitate discussion between key stakeholders in the food chain, to build consensus and to develop recommendations on monitoring practices and socially innovative measures for food waste prevention and reduction.
Members and subscribers are invited to participate in the RPMS provided they register beforehand. More information on how and where to register is available further in the description.
Food waste in France stands to 7 million tonnes, according to the Ministry of Ecology. The current Prime Minister, Manuel Vals, has commissioned ex Associate Deputy Minister of AgriFood, Guillaume Garot, to present a list of propositionsto reduce the amount of food waste by half. On the 14th of April, Mr Garot concluded his suggestions, as a follow up of the 2013 Pacte National Contre le Gaspillage Alimentaire.
FUSIONS MemberHispacoop, in collaboration with AECOC (“Mójate contra el desperdicio alimentario”), have come together to fight against food waste. If you are interested to contribute to their brainstorm of original ideas to reduce food waste, you still have two weeks!
Using your smartphone to combat Food Waste: Best Practices in the US
Food security continues to be a global challenge. Edible food is thrown away due to a lack of awareness about effective ways to redistribute it. Several solutions have been proposed to tackle these issues, but many of them have either failed, or have not been properly implemented by the public. Technological advances have now been put in place to raise awareness amongst people who do not know where to direct their unused food.
FUSIONS has compiled a list of mobile applications which are proving to be successful in the United States, and which can be used as examples to be emulated in the European Union.