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


FARM, FOOD, FOLK! Reshaping EU Policies on Agri-food Systems

FARM, FOOD, FOLK! Reshaping EU Policies on Agri-food Systems

CNTA’s Inés Echeverria and Edelbis López Dávila from the University of Ghent attended The Policy Game Seminar “FARM, FOOD, FOLK! Reshaping EU Policies on Agri-food Systems” at the Confagricoltura offices in Rome. Together with Eduardo Cotillas (FIAB R&I Director),...

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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.


37th EFFoST International Conference

The 37th EFFoST International Conference will be held between Novermber 6-8, hosted by the University of Valencia and the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) in the heart of Valencia. The conference main programme will revolve around Sustainable...

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7th ISEKI-Food Conference 2023

The ISEKI-Food Association is organizing the 7th ISEKI-Food Conference between July 5-7, 2023 at AgroParisTech in Paris, France. Future problems in food science and technology education, research on food production, processing, quality and safety, packaging, and...

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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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