Back for a 5th edition following a COVID break, the responsible food fair is getting a makeover.
Accompaniment Program for
Social Innovation in Agri-Food
About Nourish Innovation
Nourish Innovation catalyzes socially innovative initiatives and models in agri-food. The program facilitates the launch of dynamic, thriving projects aimed at accelerating the transition to more ethical, sustainable and resilient local food systems.
leaders of social innovation initiatives in agri-food (SIAF) in the ideation, experimentation, development and lessons learned related to entrepreneurial solutions
the capacities of stakeholders in the agri-food ecosystem in order to give them better individual and organizational resilience
communities around socially innovative agri-food initiatives
Learn and act
collectively to improve access to financing and the development of SIAF initiatives
in the sharing and transfer of knowledge on challenges impacting our food system
What is social innovation
“Social innovation in agri-food consists of a new idea, approach or intervention, a new service, a new product, or a new law, a new type of organization in the food ecosystem that promotes, more adequately and more sustainably than existing solutions, the establishment of a sustainable food system, a solution that has found traction within an institution, organization, or community, and which produces a measurable benefit for the community and not just for certain individuals.”
Source: Codefinition from Récolte Collective (2019). Innovation sociale au menu (French only). p.28 and inspired by the Déclaration québécoise pour l’IS, RQIS, 2011
8 projects were supported during this second accompaniment cohort Collision + Récolte
12 projects were supported during the first accompaniment cohort Esplanade x Récolte
Our last activities
A look back at Recolte Collective’s contribution to SIAL 2022
The Recolte Collective team was present at the 2022 edition of SIAL Canada. Discover our contribution to the largest food innovation trade show in North America.
Characterization study of the emerging financing ecosystem for Quebec biofood projects
The document presents a portrait of the various emerging financing tools and mechanisms, namely microcredit, community bonds, cooperatives and citizen investment, and explores projects that have used these tools.
Starting in 2016
5 editions of the responsible food fair A Taste for Change
2017 to 2019
Pitch nights and events (screenings, debates, discussions)
Launch of Food Systems Hub in collaboration with Esplanade Québec
Innovation sociale au menu study (co-definition of social food innovation in the context of social entrepreneurship) In collaboration with : Conseil Systèmes alimentaires montréalais (SAM) and Esplanade Québec
2020 to 2021
Funding Ecosystem Caracterization Study with McConnell
Consolidation of activities under the Nurturing Innovation program