A foresight into the future of the food industry in South Savo

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A project to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture and the food industry, as well as the low-carbon economy, through the analysis of alternative future scenarios.

Project summary: 

The foresight project enhances the competitiveness and reduces the carbon footprint of agriculture and the food industry of the South Savo region, through the analysis of alternative future scenarios until the year 2030.

Dairy farms, organic farms and horticulture farms form the main target group of the project. The main issue addressed is the search for better farm profitability. The project activities consist of foresight analyses, qualitative methods of customer research, stakeholder interviews and participatory workshops.

Project results: 

The project has produced foresight analysis data for the farms, food processing companies, advisory organisations, R&D organisations and donors in the South Savo region.

The results have been disseminated to some 80 farmers and food processing entrepreneurs that participated.

Some 60 people attended the future scenario workshop and 32 consumers attended the consumer group discussions.