What’s it all about


The campaign Sincerely, Food is part of the project Global learning approach to food waste in non-formal education (2017-2020), which is partly supported by the European Commission and implemented in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania. The project aims to fill the gap of awareness concerning food waste; increase knowledge on how food waste is globally related to climate change; raise awareness on interdependencies between developing and developed countries regarding food production and consumption; and promote food waste avoidance skills in households. Some 122 trainings in working places, multipliers skill-building workshops and 110 events featuring Food Labs will take place in 6 countries during the period of project implementation.
 

Vast amounts of food produced for human consumption are wasted due to decisions taken by consumers. Households are responsible for the largest amount of food waste in food chain in European countries. 

It is thus in the hands of household members to reverse the situation. 

Yet people need positive encouragement if they are to take action. Therefore, awareness-raising among the population is key towards a minimization of food waste. 

This project is aimed at promoting environmentally and socially responsible decision making in everything we do, and in practices involving food in particular.

Approach

The present project will employ the Global Learning Approach in its awareness raising activities. Global learning intends to enable people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world, such as the impact of food waste on the food security situation in the developing countries (see “More Happy People”). 

Belief

What has inspired and motivated us to initiate this campaign is our firm belief that consumers, people like us/you, can change their habits and share their experience with others, inspiring them in turn.  

Countries involved

This project is being implemented in 

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania 
  • Romania. 

Our aims

Our objective is to make it easier for householders/consumers to buy the right amount of food and to use it up effectively, thereby enabling them to prevent and reduce food waste. It includes: 

  • raising awareness of food waste as well as of the benefits of its reduction 
  • encourage behaviours which prevent and reduce food waste  
  • equip householders with the information, tools and skills they need
  • raising householders’ awareness of the global impacts of food waste 

The final beneficiaries of improved food waste management include people in developing countries. 

Targets

  • Households is a crucial target group as they produce more than half of the food waste. 
  • Eurobarometer surveys indicates that food is more often wasted in the age group of 15-24. Young people are therefore another specific sub-group to be targeted by the project activities.
  • Education professionals are a very important target group, as they can help to reach and educate the two previous target groups. This group mainly includes teachers employed in formal education, as well as other educators working in the non-formal education field.  

Project activities

Research and analysis:

  • The Study

Audio-visuals:

  • Videos
  • Online game (also as a mobile app)
  • Interactive presentations

Printed:

  • Handbook
  • Notebooks

Trainings/workshops:

  • Trainings in working places
  • Digital story-telling workshops
  • Simulation-based trainings

Public events:

  • Food labs 
  • Tournaments
  • Debates
  • Festival booths
  • Installations