We welcome a broad audience to our final conference, from researchers to policy makers and practitioners. The program includes presentations of TRANSMANGO researchers, contributions from key stakeholders of the project including representatives of local initiatives, dialogue with EU stakeholders and policy makers, and award of TRANSMANGO game jam competition.

While TRANSMANGO runs to its end, many related project are starting or ongoing. You can meet representatives from various projects at our conference. We provide a list of related and represented projects below.

FReSH – Food Reform for Sustainability and Health 

A joint program between EAT and WBCSD, Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) is designed to accelerate transformational change in global food systems, to reach healthy, enjoyable diets for all, that are produced responsibly within planetary boundaries. To achieve this ambitious goal, FReSH has brought business and science to work together. It draws on knowledge and efforts from premier research institutions, and is working with the business community to develop successful, high-impact solutions.

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Scaling up the short chain

Scaling up Local Food systems: Assessing its challenges and implications.

This initiative brings together several recent and ongoing projects which focus on scaling up local food systems from a sustainability perspective.

A first project plays on the local municipal level of Ghent and focuses on developing new partnerships between farmers and larger distribution and sales channels linked to retailers, public organizations such as schools and hospitality services. Stakeholder alliances were facilitated in order to set up new short-supply chains, balancing between ethical principles and efficiency claims. At this moment, the transition from ideas to action is being established.

A second project is an explorative study on agricultural parks in Europe, an assessment along the lines of different sustainability dimensions. Here, lessons are drawn on the relationship between the scaling up of local food systems and its implications for spatial planning and local policies and stakeholders.

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An educative app targeted at children and their parents to influence their food environment. In the app, you have to feed a SsookSsook (a fictional creature). You have to feed it by scanning in real life food products. The SsookSsook can get sick, die, grow and evolve. That depends on the food and nutrition it gets.

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Food Cloud

Food Cloud’s vision is for a world where no good food goes to waste . We exist first and foremost to reduce the environmental, social and economic impact of waste in the food chain. Our mission is to create a more sustainable food industry by helping to minimize food waste through more efficient practices and by creating innovative food rescue solutions. we focus on redirecting surplus food in the food supply chain from disposal to consumption. we work in partnership and/ or collaboration with others to deliver impact at scale. Innovation, simplicity and continuos improvement of our technology and our processes lie at the heart of how we work. We aim to be a financially sustainable social enterprise through an earned income business model and will continue to seek growth opportunities, both in Ireland and internationally,to expand our impact.

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IMPRESSIONS aims to advance understanding of the implications of high-end climate change, involving temperature increases above 2°C, and to help decision-makers apply such knowledge within integrated adaptation and mitigation strategies. Despite the increasing plausibility of these high-end scenarios, there are few studies that assess their potential impacts and the options available for reducing the risks. Existing modelling tools and methods fail to account for potential tipping points, the need to cope with radical rather than gradual change, the complex interactions between sectors and the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation actions. It is vital that decision-makers have access to reliable scientific information on these uncertain, but potentially high-risk, scenarios of the future.

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Propuestas para la mejora de los canales cortos de comercialización en la ciudad de Valencia

CERAI, in collaboration with local administration, has developed an exploratory survy oriented to improve local food politics related to short food chains. From this exploratory survey, wich has involved key actores in the process, there has been established a working group related to food short chains inside the City Food Council.

Lunch met Lef

We support people that take back the control of the foodchain. In schools, we help parents and teachers to organize local farmers and cooks to provide fantastic lunches at the same cost as the standard industrial meals.

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With our VR game we want to show you how much food is needed for a piece of meat. De player has to shoot the hungry cows with food or else he will be eaten. Just like in real life 7 kilo of food is needed for every kilo of meat.

SELFCITY: Collective governance, innovation and creativity in the face of climate change

SELFCITY will explore the processes of self-organisation that underpin community-led project-based responses to climate change in three countries across Europe. Self-organising is one of the three inter-linked processes (along with market-led and state-led mechanisms) that will underpin any pragmatic and innovative transition to an adapted urban environment that is closer to being carbon neutral and that may be resilient in the face of changing (climate-induced) weather patterns. Whereas there has been work on market-led and on state-led initiatives, we understand less well the ways in which civil society constructs sometimes alternative and sometimes complementary ways of addressing climate change. Building on existing research on adapting the built environment, urban neighbourhoods and facilitating energy transition, the project will combine social researcher-led work with participant action research to explore, record and enhance the ways community activists are organizing

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Towards a Common Food Policy (IPES-Food)

Over 2016-2019, IPES-Food is undertaking a collaborative process of research and reflection to identify what tools would be required to deliver sustainable food systems in Europe. The ‘Common Food Policy’ vision that emerges will offer a Plan B for the EU as it considers reforming the CAP and other policy frameworks. Through a series of multi-stakeholder ‘policy labs’ in Brussels and around Europe, the process bridges different policy areas (agriculture, trade, environment, health, etc.) and different policy levels (EU, national, local) through which food systems are governed, identifying priorities for reform and bringing them together under a single roof. The project will culminate in a major deliberative event, the 2018 EU Food and Farming Forum, to co-construct a set of policy proposals addressed to the EU for a comprehensive European Food Policy to be adopted.

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