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


Short Food Supply Chains: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers

Short Food Supply Chains: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers

What are Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs)? How many types of SFSCs exist? Why are they relevant? The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) just published a very interested article answering these and other questions related to SFSCs. EUFIC is an official partner...

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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.


DIGITAL GLOBAL FOOD SUMMIT 2021 (28th & 29th April, 2021)

Welcome to Foodtropolis! The future is a state of mind, and it has a name: Bioeconomy. Today, we are where we would never have dreamed of being ten years ago: We produce edible proteins, from Co2, bacteria and energy, we produce lettuce in space or in polar ice, 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.