Direct delivery to consumers implemented while maintaining high-quality products through the Folwark Pomorski Operational Group
Projects & Practice
Developing a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in the Netherlands as an alternative to formal certification for small producers operating in short supply chains.
An EIP operational group investigated the use of insect larvae in fish, chicken, and pig feed as an environmentally friendly substitute for imported soy and fishmeal.
Developing and testing practical solutions to close material cycles in farms through better use of agricultural residues.
Setting up a ‘mobile social grocery’ where users will pay a low price for products, and may also choose free products, improving accessibility, reducing iscolation and giving families a more ‘human’ experience.
An EIP Operational Group developed and tested a unique end-to-end agroforestry production process that is sustainable, profitable for the farm and the processing company, and which benefits consumers through products made in a way that supports the environment.
An EIP Operational Group worked on the reintroduction of ancient wheat species in the context of current practices applied at farm level.
Green Care projects on family farms offer social services close to home in rural areas. They increase the quality of life for people, secure and create jobs while also helping to preserve small-scale agriculture and forestry.
This project combined state-of-the-art sensoring techniques and models with a participatory monitoring process with farmers and water authorities to create a common understanding of the main local challenges and possible solutions to enhance water quality. In addition, the process empowered individual farmers to become equal partners with water authorities as they gained knowledge and access to data. Problems with water management differ between regions, but the process of jointly collecting, learning from and acting on data can be applied across regions.