Vitartis, Association of the Food Industry of Castilla y León has launched the Mencia project, which proposes solutions, tools and innovative strategies to improve the sustainability of agri-food companies and their ability to adapt to climate change.
The development of this project, which will last until October, is structured in two action blocks. The first of these refers to the proposal of innovative solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change on companies in the sector; and specifically, in four management areas: logistics, packaging, energy and water.
The second block will try to identify the adaptation measures to climate change of the food industry in two activities. One, specifically focused on improving water management; and the second, focused on the analysis of vulnerability and risks that climate change poses to the sector in Castilla y León, as well as identifying adaptation measures to it.
The actions contemplated in the Mencia project, which are based on circular economy criteria, are located within the framework of the major objectives of the 2021-2030 Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate, of four of the 17 sustainable development objectives (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, of the European Bioeconomy Strategy and of the Circular Bioeconomy Program of the Junta de Castilla y León.
The Mencia project has been approved by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Junta de Castilla y León, in the call for support for clusters 2020, and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (Feder).