A SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FRAMEWORK TO REBALANCE AGRI-FOOD VALUE CHAINS
T he Ploutos project will develop a Sustainable Innovation Framework that follows a systemic approach to the agri-food sector, building on three pillars: Behavioural Innovation, Sustainable Collaborative Business Model Innovation and Data-driven Technology Innovation.
Exploiting a history of significant agri-food projects and the respective ecosystems around these, the project will deploy 11 innovative systemic Sustainable Ιnnovation Pilots, where using a Multi-Actor Approach new innovative solutions and methodologies will be implemented, tested, assessed and derive practical lessons learned. The pilots cover a large range of agri-food ecosystems, across 13 countries, covering arable, horticulture (both open fields and greenhouses), perennials and dairy production among other. In each case, behaviour change, collaborative business modelling and data driven innovation will be integrated to deliver the most environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable solution.
A Ploutos Innovation Academy will be established to as a vehicle for integrating the know-how, best practices and assessments developed across the project and derived from the Sustainable Innovation Pilots.
Ploutos includes 33 partners, 23 of them being end-users, representing all relevant actors in the food system, including farmers, food industry companies, scientists, advisors, ICT specialists and policy makers.
Data-driven sustainable agri-food value chains
Our role in the project
Facilitating the transfer of surplus food from farms to socially disadvantaged groups, by aligning logistics and processes
To fine-tune a platform that allows daily monitoring of food availability and create the conditions for improving existing systems between user organizations and food donors.
The platform will be used to engage users from the entire value chain
for the following activities:
- Reduction of food waste in Serbia and North Macedonia
- Forwarding food to end users on a daily basis
- Simplifying donor-mediator communication
- Establishment of a long-term sustainable food supply infrastructure
- Connecting the services of the platform with a sustainable compost
area where all the food that can’t be donated can be processed
(only for Serbia).