CULTIVATE WILL DEVELOP THE FOOD SHARING COMPASS, A SOCIAL INNOVATION SUPPORT PLATFORM FOR
FOOD SHARING INITIATIVES
FOOD SUPPLY ACTORS
CULTIVATE is an EU-funded project to increase public awareness and knowledge of Food Sharing initiatives (FSIs), to understand what drives or hampers their practice, and to foster sustainability, inclusion, and resilience in urban and peri-urban food systems through food sharing.
CULTIVATE will develop the Food Sharing Compass, a social innovation support platform for FSIs, policy makers, food supply actors, researchers, and citizens. With its five tools, the Compass helps these stakeholders navigate food sharing landscapes and cultures to understand, develop, replicate, scale out and strengthen food sharing. The aim is to create more sustainable, resilient, and healthy urban and peri-urban food systems. CULTIVATE supports the EU’s inclusive climate mitigation and adaptation ambitions.
Three hub locations will sow the seeds for the project’s first harvest. They will be the testing ground for CULTIVATE’s innovative solutions.
Six spoke locations will replicate the Compass tools to ensure they are fit for adoption across the EU.