New business opportunities along local food value chains – including educational aspects


Public driver




BLF Business Lolland-Falster


  • Further improvement and optimization of initial oat+lentils intercropping initiatives, with the objective to test other GL species to be at the forefront of a growing plant-based market
  • Develop and test value chains based on the harvested crops, B2B and B2C.
  • Provide a feasibility study based on fermentation strategies in a novel entrepreneurial start-up company focusing on food service; restaurant and gastro scene.
  • Develop and test the use of legumes in public kitchens, as a part of the strategic shift from meat-based proteins to proteins from legumes.

As a guidance, the successful Danish transition towards organic farming practices was achieved through a combination of policy, capacity building, value chain collaboration and active engagement of public kitchen staff. This is part of the CICS strategy to engage public kitchens in the conversion to more intercrop-based plant protein market opportunities. 

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Updates from
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Case Studies (CICS)

CICS 01 denmark

New business opportunities along local food value chains – including educational aspects

CICS 02 sweden

Increased market demand for locally produces, value addition, unlocking from local to national

CICS 03 uk

New and high value product development requiring technical quality adjustments

CICS 04 france

Develop mixtures of species for food innovations adapted to original low productivity contexts

CICS 05 germany

New product development including technology and adjustments/redefining regulations

CICS 06 greece

New sustainable products for local markets including new machineries and adaptation

CICS 07 reunion

New proven crop management strategies using service plants between the sugarcane rows

CICS 08 spain

Specific labelling to agri-food industry. Collective IPM actions and strategies

CICS 09 serbia

Added final product value with prototypes and operational solutions

CICS 10 france (west)

Local/regional values chains, up to national to bring out other groups in FNCUMA network

CICS 11 italy

Environmental service clarifications including technical equipment optimization and investment

CICS 12 mozambique

"Global south" model building with the transition from subsistence to commercial family farming

CICS 13 switzerland

Each value chain actor needs to experience benefit from intercropping strategies