MAC-Team

food-MAC

The food-MAC Project is a Thematic Network, which started officially on the 1st of April 2001 supported by the Leonardo da Vinci II European Programme.

The Leonardo da Vinci Progamme describes the objectives of a transnational network as:

  • to share experience and foster innovation (new approaches) in vocational training by bringing together experts or organisations specialised in a particular field. The network can exist at regional level or in particular sectors of activity;
  • to identify trends and skills requirements in this area and improve the anticipated benefit of vocational training initiatives;
  • to publish the results of work undertaken by such transnational networks through the relevant channels so as to promote greater innovation and transnational co-operation in vocational training.

MISSION STATEMENT of the food-MAC project
To increase the level of dialogue between agro-food SMEs and consumers throughout a broader Europe by:

  • fostering a pro-active cooperative transnational network, including all the actors of the entire food chain, " from the fork to the fork" (which includes both ways "from the stable to the table", and "from the table to the stable"),
  • creating a sustainable Multi-Actor Collaboration (MAC) of different interest groups ( TQM, HSSE, ICT, innovation...),
  • giving equal access to information and cross dissemination to all sized companies,
  • providing preferences and requirements of consumers,
  • and identifying training needs as well as anticipation of future trends of the post-modern economy.

 www.food-net.eu 

Some of the food-MAC outputs

food-NET, as a result of the food-MAC project, offers a real pan European problem-solving network of resources and expertise targeted towards SMEs in the agro-food sector, including up- and down-stream actors.
The food-NET's mission is to increase the level of dialogue between the agro­food SMEs and Consumers throughout a broader Europe by:

  • Fostering a pro-active cooperative transnational network, including all the actors of the entire food chain, "from the fork to the fork" which integrates both ways in the value chain "from the stable to the table" and "from the table to the stable" (i.e. needs of citizens and consumers to be taken into consideration well up-stream).
  • Creating a sustainable Multi-Actor Cooperation (MAC) in different thematic areas:
    • Hygiene and Food Safety
    • Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)
    • Innovation
    • Consumer Preferences
    • Foresight Tools
    • Training Needs
  • Giving equal access to information and cross dissemination to all sized companies.

food-MAC networkSummary of food-MAC services and structure is also described in the poster attached here below (A4 pdf 348kb)


 Further info: www.food-mac.com or www.food-net.eu  

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