Rotterdam, The Netherlands
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The aim of the “Agro Food Waste Network” is to explore the business opportunities of St. Petersburg and the Northwestern region of the Russian Federation for the Dutch agricultural and food sector.
Food waste management is a topic which receives more attention worldwide, also in metropolitan areas like St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is a city with 5 million inhabitants on an area of 600 km2. Annually the city produces over 11 million m3 of waste, of which 34% is food. Generally, the waste is not separated. Therefore, there are challenges and opportunities in St. Petersburg when it comes to the sustainable Agro and Food economy.
Professionals within the Agro and Food sector of St. Petersburg look for efficient technologies and solutions to tackle the waste problem and further prevent a depletion of the soil, freshwater supplies and raw materials in the region. Moreover, also consumers in St. Petersburg are increasingly aware of the impact of food on health and living environment. From their side there is also a demand for new technologies to reduce food waste.