Within the 2. Consortium-Meeting of FOODLEVERS held in June 2021 the external advisory members joined the team for the first time. After welcoming them on board and introducing them to the project, the consortium moved on with an ambitious programme of working sessions. The two days of constructive meetings ended with a (virtual) group picture. Well-equipped with the exchange of ideas and input provided by the advisory board the FOODLEVERS’ team can move forward to scale-up and further develop organic and sustainable food systems.