With its annual call for projects, the Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development is taking action against food waste. Citizens, groups, associations and organisations are invited to present projects that are focused on raising awareness for the loss and waste of food as well as the valorisation of surpluses.

In the first edition of the call for projects two winners have been chosen amongst 16 candidates:

  • “JUKATE geet vum Verschwenden an Verwenden“ by the „Jugendtreff Käl/Téiteng“. Young people will be taught in workshops how to change their habits and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. They will play an active part in the project, as well as farmers and experts.
  • “Déifferdenger Pléckerten” by the social commission of the municipal council of Differdange. Citizens help each other to pick fruit in the orchards. Owners, pickers and beneficiaries build a network to support each other.

The financial support by the Ministry of 7.500 € will be divided equally between the two winners.

Call for projects

If you want to get really involved in combating food waste, let us know by submitting your anti-waste project. The Ministry of Agriculture is offering support totalling 7 500 euros for the best project(s) submitted.

Anyone can take part – private individuals, cooperatives, associations, or other initiatives. The only condition is that the project must make a contribution to preventing and reducing food loss and/or waste in the Grand Duchy.

In addition to receiving financial support, the winning project(s) will be made public and presented on the platform at antigaspi.lu.

To submit your project, just fill in the form entitled ‘Soumission d’un projet antigaspillage’ and send it to us by e mail (antigaspi@ma.etat.lu) or post (Ministère de l’Agriculture, de la Viticulture et du Développement rural, “Antigaspi”, 1, rue de la Congrégation, L-1352 Luxembourg).

Be aware that the deadline for submitting a project is 30 November 2020.

Find the form, together with the official rules and additional information in PDF format below.

We look forward to finding out more about your ideas – thank you in advance for your commitment.

The next call for projects will be launched in autumn 2021 !