Innovation in the case study

There are two levels of interactive innovation / co-creation in the RAF Food Hubs Programme.

Firstly, the programme itself is innovative in the Romanian context because it was developed and introduced specifically as an alternative approach for creating an effective enabling environment for innovation in the agri-food sector.

Secondly, the individual Food Hubs are local /regional ‘incubators of innovation’. The main actors in the enabling environment are NGOs that facilitate the development and management of the Food Hubs as social enterprises, which function as intermediaries to connect producers and consumers whilst striving to develop a viable business model.

Consumer – Farmer Linkages

The Food Hubs also aim to be resource centres for the farmers, providing new knowledge about packaging, marketing, food safety, etc. to help increase their competitiveness.

Follow the link to read more about Food Hubs in Romania: Nod Verde