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October 10th 2019

Potential for an organic supply of canteens in Wallonia

This study looked at the potential for an organic supply of canteens in Wallonia (Southern Belgium). It compared the demand from Walloon canteens with the production potential of organic farming in the Region. It includes prospective projections towards 2021 and 2025.

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In the framework of the Walloon Green Deal for Canteens, questions have emerged regarding the quantities and availability of organic products in the Walloon Region and possible evolutions in the supply of canteens.

The study shows that for bread, potatoes, fruit, dairy products, eggs and poultry meat, reaching a supply of organic products of regional origin of 10% in 2021 and 20% in 2025 should be possible in terms of quantities (in accordance with the trends of increasing organic areas).

For vegetables, the available quantities vary according to the types of vegetables.

Although the volumes needed to supply canteens with 10% to 20% should be available for the majority of products, such a change represents a significant challenge due to the temporality of the change in supply channels.

In addition, particular attention must be paid to the additional cost of raw materials.

The results of the study are presented in more detail in the attached documents (in French).

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