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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 20 March, 1991
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Comunidad Valenciana
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
SERGIO
BARONA
Cluster Manager
0034963515100
secretario.general@fedacova.org
JAVIER
MARZO
Internationalisation Responsible
0034963515100
internacional@fedacova.org
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Fishing and Fishing Products
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Detection and Analysis methods
Safe production methods
S3 EU priority areas: 
Fishing & aquaculture
Food, beverage & tobacco products
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
internationalisation
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
2100
Number of SME members: 
2050
Number of larger company members: 
50
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 
  • represent the Valencian food and agriculture sector.
  • serve as a point of connection between the food and agriculture sector and the Public Administration.
  • defend the interests of our associations and companies both within the Valencia Region and throughout other regions.
  • keep our members up to date with all the latest information relative to the sector.
  • promote the concepts of quality, training and innovation among our members.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Support of knowledge transfer
Details of support services: 

FEDACOVA provides a wide range of services to Food Industries by means of its staff, formed by 8 professionals with high expertise in the Food sector including training; consultancy for the implementation of quality, environmental, health & safety and innovation management systems; promoting of internationalization; attendance at international trade shows and congresses; organization of sectoral events or productions of specific guides and manuals.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
China
Hong Kong
India
South Africa
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Bulgaria
France
Italy
Russian Federation
Slovenia
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

At International level, for the last 6 years we are focused, from one side on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Rusia, India, China and SouthAfrica) and from the other side on the North of Europe. As we believe that these countries are key for valencian agrofood companies and also is where an institution such us FEDACOVA can suppor our companies. On this regard we have organized throughthrouh the years different trade misions in China, Rusia,etc and have also group valencian companies in the most important food fairs there such us WorldFood Moscow, SIAL CHINA, FHC CHINA, NOFF, etc.

Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs

- Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-67282: Leonardo Da Vinci Programme year 2013 www.opennewfood.eu Open Innovation for New Food Product Development in the European Food Industries

- Project Number CSD -IV / AG / Refer No. 029: Civil Society Programme year 2015. EU-Networking/Training / Seminars, on Food Safety & Additives in Food, to Consumer & SMEs

- Project Number H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015: H2020 Programme year 2015. Enhancing and implementing Knowledge based ICT solutions within high Risk and Uncertain Conditions for Agriculture Production Systems.

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

FEDACOVA is the Federation of Food Industries of the Region of Valencia (Spain), bringing together 30 different Food Industries Associations, including the Spanish national associations of Ice creams and Tigernut Juice, Honey, Persimmon and Nuts, which in turn represent more than 2.100 companies.

This means that more than 70% of all businesses in the food and agriculture sector of the Region of Valencia are part of the Federation. There are a number of companies which, due to their size or particular characteristics, are associated directly with the Federation. This broad spectrum means that all types of companies are represented, from fishing wholesalers to potted goods manufacturers, and from supermarkets to food storage specialists, encompassing the whole value chain of the Food Industry and a broad range of subsectors.

FEDACOVA provides a wide range of services to Food Industries by means of its staff, formed by 8 professionals with high expertise in the Food sector including training; consultancy for the implementation of quality, environmental, health & safety and innovation management systems; promoting of internationalization; attendance at international trade shows and congresses; organization of sectoral events or productions of specific guides and manuals.

FEDACOVA accumulates a big experience in the leadership and participation to R&D project at regional and national level. Recently, FEDACOVA has started being involved in European Projects as a logical evolution with the purpose of supporting the development of the Valencian and Spanish Food Industries. We have succesfully coordinated a Leonardo Project related with Open Innovation for the Agrofood Sector (www.opennewfood.eu) and we are participating in other two EU funded projects and participating in many other proposals.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

As a Food Business Federation we are a representative entity of our sector with hugh impact, we have experience in EU Projects and we are developing any day new networks and skills that will make us even a better partner for the projects. We are in close contact with the companies but also with research centers and universities of our region so we know the needs and specificities of our sector and can "translate" it to the rest of the partners.