Bio-Distretto delle Lame
Ruvo di Puglia-Bitonto (Bari), Italy
The Bio-Distretto delle Lame (Bio-District), set-up in 2019, aims to promote organic and sustainable agriculture, spreading good rural,
environmental and social practices, protecting local knowledge, biodiversity, developing cultural and gastronomic ecotourism, by the adoption of a participatory model. We aim to contribute to sustainable development and the valorization of the landscape, the empowerment
of our local community, and raise awareness of the local environmental, cultural and social assets. It is a public-private partnership that involves 2 Municipalities and more than 20 organizations (businesses, farmers, cooperatives, associations) willing to develop a local development model founded on the rural roots of our communities.
To improve the efficiency of the partnership, it will be key to improve the organization and productivity of members (maturing). In addition, on the long-term there needs to be a robust strategy to take care of the bio-district landscape and environment through careful management and cooperation with the local administration (combining).
Contact Person: Benedetto Fracchiolla
Email: [email protected]
Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue
FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.
To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.
An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.
Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue
The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.
In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:
Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.
Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.
Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.
Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.
Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/