The Belgian fridge: how the countryside feeds the city thanks to food belts

Present in Liège, Namur, Charleroi and Tournai, the food belts are associations that work in favor of short circuits. Their main mission is to connect producers and consumers in their respective regions. Focus on the oldest food belt in Belgium: the Belt Aliment-Terre Liégeoise project.


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Rrelocate, democratize and decarbonize our food. This is how Elisabeth Gruié, communication officer for the Liège Food-Terre belt (CALT) describes the main objectives of the association. Born in 2013, the project offers the inhabitants of the region to reconnect with local production and thus promotes short circuits. Furthermore, it allows producers from Liège to network with distributors in their city.




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