The FAIRCHAIN project was presented along with other EU-funded projects related to circular economy at a joint stand within Ecomondo – the reference international event in Europe and the Mediterranean basin for technologies, services and industrial solutions in the green and circular economy sectors – which took place in Rimini, Italy on 7-10 November 2023.
FAIRCHAIN was well represented at the Nordic Wildberry Conference, held in Umeå, Sweeden from 7 to 8 September, with four poster presentations summarising results of the project’s Swedish Case Study, which seeks to develop digital applications and business models to expand the local berry industry.
- Assessing sustainability of innovative solutions for forest berry picking in Sweden – Mehran Rad, Pegah Amani, Karin Östergren
- Bärräkna – A Web Application for Berry Pickers – Fredrik Nilbrink, Rebecca Lindmark, Victor Marklund, Alexander Wahlberg, Inka Bohlin, Karin Östergren
- Berries of the region – a System Demonstrator for Intermediate Value Chains – Alexander Wahlberg – Karin Östergren, Anna-Karin Karlsson, Pegah Amani, Fredrik Nilbrink, Rebecca Lindmark, Inka Bohlin , Gun Lidestav, Claudia Wieczorek, and Roger Uddstål
- Mapping potential location for bilberry picking with remote sensing, local field data and phone-application – I. Bohlina, A. Wahlbergb, R. Uddstålb, F. Nilbrinkb, E. Bergströma, P. Axensten, M. Ekströma, A-K. Karlsson, and K. Östergren
A new paper describes the data used to obtain environmental impacts – calculated by using life cycle assessment (LCA) – of the production of Feta, from cradle to consumer. It includes (sheep and goat) milk production, transformation into cheese, packaging and transport to wholesalers, stores, and consumers. The raw data have mainly been obtained through interviews and surveys with Greek cheese and milk producers working in a cooperative (seven sheep livestock and one goat livestock) and complemented by literature. This work was carried out within FAIRCHAIN’s Greek Case Study, where blockchain technology is used to improve communication of product attributes to consumers.
Samuel Le Féon, Andreas Papadakis, Gwenola Yannou-Le Bris, Julie Auberger, Dimitrios Chatzitheodorou, Joël Aubin, Caroline Pénicaud, Life cycle inventory and life cycle impact assessment datasets of PDO Feta production in Stymfalia region, Greece, Data in Brief, Volume 48, 2023, 109207, ISSN 2352-3409, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2023.109207
A new session of the FAIRCHAIN e-learning programme, which includes two courses – ‘Introduction to intermediate food value chains (IFVC)’ and ‘From short to intermediate value chains’ – started on September 15, 2023.
After taking the course ‘Introduction to intermediate food value chains (IFVC)’ course you will understand the differences between existing FVCs, the development of an IFVC definition, the benefits and challenges in the transition towards IFVCs, and more.
The course ‘From small to intermediate value chains’ is designed for Short Food Supply Chain (SFSC) entrepreneurs interested in growing their SFSC, in other words going from a local to a regional business.
The FAIRCHAIN Blockchain solution is being evaluated as part of the Greek case study at the Stymphalia dairy premises. It concerns yogurt and feta cheese productions. Measurements are taken and the information is made available using QR codes, printed for piloting purposes on the new packaging of the products. Piloting users (and a few consumers) are led after scanning the QR to our FAIRCHAIN trustworthy, Blockchain-based traceability solution. The case study plans to contact one more retail (supermarket) to present our work and the Greek competent authority for food safety.