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 General Assembly Meeting 2021 in Spain

CO-FRESH General Assembly Meeting 2021 in Spain

The 2021 General Assembly Meeting of CO-FRESH members was held between Thursday, 7th & Friday, 8th of October. The event was organized by the National Centre for Food Technology and Safety (CNTA) and the Center for Agro-Food Economics and Development (CREDA). It...

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SmartAgriHubs Open Call (deadline: 29th September, 2021)

SmartAgriHubs Open Call (deadline: 29th September, 2021)

SmartAgriHubs offers funding to digital innovation services providers. This includes the overall lifecyle for developing, seting-up, offerring, providing, testing, validating, refining as well as enhancing services for Digital Transformation and Innovation. You can...

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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.