Food Waste Initiative

Food Waste – Rural Innovation and Development Fund

SECAD Partnership worked with Savour Food, a food waste reduction initiative that works with food processors, restaurants and food retailers across East Cork to reduce food waste and associated costs.

The project was led by the Clean Technology Centre (CTC) at Cork Institute of Technology and was supported by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) for South Cork, Taste Cork (an initiative of Cork County LEO) and SECAD.

Involvement in Savour Food gave food businesses access to free consultancy from experts in
waste prevention and resource management, training, and a platform to share experiences and solutions within the local food industry. The project focused on the Midleton Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) and provided support to businesses in the food processing, retail, accommodation and food service sectors.

This pilot programme was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Rural Innovation and Development Fund.

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