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Farmers & farmer cooperatives

The Position Paper – a colloborative endevour to further strenghten the Upcycling ecosystem

Our key takeaways for you

Farmers and farming cooperatives stand at the forefront of the valorisation process for virgin raw materials. Your yielded output (crops, dairy, eggs, animals, manure etc.) is the first step in the valorisation journey for many raw materials for any type of end market. Varying from food, feed, building & construction, to pharma, biofuels and cosmetics, your products will be further valorised and cascaded through the value chain. Cascading starts at your farms, e.g. when crops are harvested, and organic matter stays behind on the field to fertilize soil.

Discover your role, and benefit

Food losses that arise at the point of origin on farms often have huge potential in term of nutritional value, containing fibres, proteins, micronutrients and other elements that could be used for various purposes. If you as a farmer or farming cooperative get more involved in the process of optimizing those side streams, you will get more opportunities to valorise the biomass that you own.

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We hope this paper inspires, informs, and enthuses you about the further development of the upcycled food and ingredients market! There are several ways to turn your interest into collaboration and action. See below for options to get involved.

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Interested in Upcyling Community
The Upcycling Community is an international and closed group of partners collaborating on upcycling of food losses towards food.
Interested in UPcycled4Food Initiative
Foodvalley will spearhead the UPcycled4Food Initiative, focusing on collaboration across the value chain and accelerating the adoption of upcycled products and ingredients, pushing the ambition to make upcycling the new normal mainstream choice for manufacturers, food service companies and retailers.
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