The European Project Co-Fresh

Working together to create sustainable and competitive European value chains for fruit and vegetables, including high protein yields



Starting from current best practices and key success factors of innovative value chains, and the state of the art in technological and non-technological approaches, the main objective of CO-FRESH is to (re)design and pilot innovative systemic approaches to agri-food value chains to scale up this innovation at the European level. These innovative approaches will improve the economic, social and environmental performance/efficiency of these value chains, through smart integration of technological, social, organisational, managerial and institutional innovations; all of which serve to make them more sustainable.

Project Partners


Pilot Cases

Agri-food value chains


CO-FRESH Pilot Case Co-creation Sessions

CO-FRESH Pilot Case Co-creation Sessions

From co-creation to intervention for the improvement of sustainability in agri-food chains. The H2020 CO-FRESH project works to improve sustainability in fruit and vegetable agri-food value chains in Europe, including high-protein products. To this end, CO-FRESH...

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The newest ISEKI e-news issue is now available!

The newest ISEKI FOOD e-news issue #41 has been released in March, including a variety of interesting news on newly launched initiatives, education and training programmes and food-related EU projects. It also features an exclusive article about the Sustainable Food...

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The CO-FRESH project aims to provide techniques, tools and insights on how to make agri-food value chains more environmentally sustainable, socio-economically balanced and economically competitive.

26 Partners from 10 countries are participating in the project. Included are 7 pilot cases with 7 different agri-food value chains.



The consortium brings together key actors from agri-food value chains from 10 different countries:

  • Agri-food companies and actors’ associations (farmers, food producers, cooperatives, consumers);
  • Experts in technological (including digital) solutions and non-technological (including social, organizational and institutional) solutions;
  • Experts in environmental, social, economic and sustainability issues, and in consumer’s acceptance.


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