Vegetables and Mushrooms

Processed vegetables and mushrooms play an important role in the healthy eating of the European consumers. As traditional foods these products are an important part of the cultural heritage of the European society. To assure the diversity of traditional food in European markets, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are producing and processing traditional foods must extend their skills in business development and production techniques.

The sub-network “Traditional Products of Vegetables and Mushrooms” of TRAFOON aims at supporting SMEs that are producing traditional foods made of vegetables and mushrooms. In order to do so, TRAFOON interlinks researchers, knowledge transfer agents, and SME associations from Poland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany to foster sustainable innovation transfer and entrepreneurship in the sector of traditional foods for the benefit of Europe.
Based on an inventory of needs in the first year, a range of training activities for SMEs and food researchers are developed:

  • 8 training workshops in 4 European countries (Italy, France, Poland, the Netherlands) will be performed including innovations in raw material production, food processing, food safety, certification, labelling, packaging, marketing and entrepreneurship
  • An open access web-based Information-Shop will be established with all transferred innovations

These activities will increase the interaction of research and food SMEs to identify gaps of innovations, to develop future research projects and to collectively form a future strategic and innovation agenda for the European traditional food sector.

TRAFOON Flyer - Vegetables & Mushrooms
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TRAFOON Training Workshops on Vegetables & Mushrooms

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Work Package Leader

Instytut Ogrodnictwa

Work Package Participants

University of Hohenheim
Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

TRAFOON Successful Open Innovation case:

Dirfis Mushrooms in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) Germany developed dried mushroom products, naturally-enriched with vitamin D in a sustainable way using a innovative solar drying technology.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613912