Avignon, 27 April 2018

REINWASTE “REmanufacture the food supply chain by testing INnovative solutions for zero inorganic WASTE” kicked off on 10 and 11 April at the Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía (AGAPA), in Granada. This project will put the spotlight on promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth, showcasing its role in increasing transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key agrofood sectors in the MED area.

REINWASTE aims at facilitating and assisting the agro food Companies from the Mediterranean region which are committed to a zero inorganic waste path, to be more competitive and greener i.e. to produce more with less inorganic wastes. According to Mr Ricardo Domínguez, Vice Regional Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development at the Government of Andalusia, “there are many challenges but also opportunities to contribute to sustainable development, generating less waste. It is necessary to think not only of a new way of reducing the generation of waste, but also of consuming.”

This project focuses on SMEs which care about development and innovation in their region and are engaged in cluster initiatives in the field of waste agro food prevention that unable entrepreneurs to cooperate and exchange experiences. In that frame, REINWASTE is conceived as a test project highlighting the application phase in a short-time to respond “time to market” requirements. It optimizes the use of bio-based materials and redesigns the products and processes to limit the production of inorganic wastes. Three influencing food clusters from South European regions of challenges will find and test advanced solutions: horticulture in Andalusia (Spain), dairy in Emilia-Romagna (Italia), meat in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France). In addition, the region of East Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina) will benefit from the methodological approach and will participate in the transferring phase.


AGAPA, Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucia, Granada, Lead partner

ASTER, Società consortile dell'Emilia-Romagna per l'Innovazione e il Trasferimento tecnologico, Bologna

ANIA, Association Nationales des Industries Agro-alimentaires, Paris

IFAPA, Instituto Andaluz de investigación y Formación Agraria, Pesquera, Alimentaria y de la Producción Ecológica, Seville

CRITT Agroalimentaire PACA, Centre Régional d’Innovation et de Transfert de Technologie, Avignon

FIAB, Federación Española de Industrias de la Alimentación y Bebidas, Madrid UNIVERSITY OF EAST SARAJEVO, East Sarajevo SEPE, CONFAGRICOLTURA, Confederazione Generale dell’Agricoltura Italiana, Rome

FEDERALIMENTARE Servizi, Federazione Italiane dell’Industria Alimentare, Rome CHAMBRE REGIONALE D’AGRICULTURE, Aix-en-Provence Duration: February 2018 – July 2020

Total budget: 2 361 310 €

Contact persons:

Coordination: Ms Antonia COBACHO - reinwaste.agapa@juntadeandalucia.es

Communication: Mr Yvan DELOCHE - yvan.deloche@critt-iaa-paca.com

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