Tinutul Barsei Association

22 August 2022

Tinutul Barsei Association
Tinutul Barsei, Romania

THE INNOVATION:

Tinutul Barsei is a unique region in Romania, with its own cultural and historical identity that has shaped the farming practices, as well as
the local gastronomical heritage. To preserve and promote these local traditions, the farmers are faced with a lot of challenges, including
the necessary costs of delivering their local products to urban centers – mainly Brasov city. To improve this, the association was set-up to assist local farmers in professionalizing. By doing so, this also opens up opportunities for cooperation and innovation. Farmers can subscribe to diverse courses, for example on adding value, fiscal matters, certification schemes and entrepreneurship. The association currently cooperates with 45 stakeholders including municipalities, NGOs, local institutes and private partners.

LOOKING AHEAD:

The association aims to integrate certified local farmers products into the urban markets (maturing). The desired impact for the next 5-10 years would be to promote and consolidate the local farming and gastronomical identity of Tinutul Barsei territory, increasing the number of certified farms and local products (upscaling).

 

More Information:
Contact Person: Ciolan Adrian
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/

Innovators

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