This project is set up towards emerging strategic direction in the development of agriculture and food production that supports sustainable development is organic farming. The basic aim of the project is to create an assortment of new bakery and confectionery products based on cereals (spelt) and pseudocereals (amaranth, buckwheat), the grains which are agrotechnically and economically convinient for cultivation in organic farming.

University of Novi Sad

Implemented in

  • Europe and Central Asia

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Consumer Goods, Education, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Start date
14/01/2019

Objectives

The activity aims to create synergy between agriculture, food production, nutrition and diets as the unique model of interdisciplinary program aiming to develop sustainable food system research in Serbia. The main objective of the project is to strengthen research and innovation capacities of the University of Novi Sad in the field of sustainable food production and diets in close collaboration with internationally-leading research institutions whose expertise will cover all the topics of interest in the specific research area. Strengthening the knowledge and research capacities in sustainable food production and diets at University of Novi Sad will significantly contribute to their positioning as research institution at regional and European level, creating an opportunity to become a pioneer and founder of sustainable food system research in Western? Balkan Countries (WBC). Further, this will enable transfer of fundamental and applied knowledge, high quality and up-to-date methodologies in the sustainable food system, to all actors of Serbian food system, and hence contribute to the economic and social development in the country.

This project will foster knowledge generation and capacity building of the University of Novi Sad in the field of sustainable food production and diets and thus to improve research and innovation excellence of its academic staff. The long term goal is establishment of the interdisciplinary research and study program for sustainable food production and diets within the University of Novi Sad which will provide education, knowledge transfer and networking in sustainable food system. For the first time, at the University of Novi Sad there will be established an e-learning platform.
Furthermore, basis for creating Sustainable Food Based Dietary Guidelines in Serbia will be provided.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

The activity resulted in building network of research and education institutions and experts who recognized the importance of synergistic cooperation in sustainable food systems and enhance potential of UNS FINS to run national and international scientific research projects in sustainable food systems.
Linking research, technology/process and education in building sustainable diets
will encourage shared innovative practice via collaboration with internationally recognised institution in the areas of agriculture, food, nutrition and diets.