TRAFOON - Traditional Food Network to improve the transfer of knowledge for innovation
In the European Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the food sector are increasingly under pressure due to the opening of markets, an increasing demand of standardized and price competitive food products by the consumers, the rising importance of large retailers, and the challenges of conforming to governmental regulations.These increased demands put at risk many traditional foods as well as traditional processing techniques still available today. SMEs using locally sourced raw materials and century-old recipes and processing methods are a cornerstone of the cultural identity of European regions. To economically survive and to partake in these modern consumer markets, SMEs producing traditional foods must extend their skills, both in terms of business development and production techniques, to comply with existing European regulations and to promote the aspects of their products related to nutrition and health.
To support these traditional SME's, TRAFOON had a goal to establish a knowledge transfer network with a focus on food products, incl fish.
FEAP is partner in this project mainly for its network and dissimination purposes.
The TRAFOON-TRADEIT Joint Final Conference was held on 19-20 October 2016 in Brussels, Brussels, Belgium. More on the Trafoon website.
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TRADITIONAL FOOD - A CULINARY TRIP THROUGH EUROPE has been published in three languages and can be downloaded now.
CARP in Czech Republik - go to pages 104 - 111