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Fostering the positive linkages between trade and sustainable development

Objective

Trade is a central factor in shaping not only global, but also regional and local development. Trade policy has an especially important part to play in achieving the SDGs. The premise for this proposal is that trade has the power to produce positive outcomes when the policies which define the rules of the game are framed and designed in a way to promote access to markets, fair prices and standards of living for farmers, as well as alleviating rural poverty and ensuring sustainable farming practices. Addressing the relation between trade and SDGs requires an integrated approach to policy-making and inclusive governance. The main objective of this project is to contribute to build new opportunities for fostering the positive sustainability impacts of trade supported by improved design and framing of trade policy at national, EU and global level, including WTO modernization, increased policy coherence at different domains including agricultural, energy, climate, environmental and nutritional policies. The SDGs agenda requires a holistic approach allowing the contextual evaluation of several dimensions at the same time by measuring co-benefits and trade-offs. For this reason, we propose an integrated and systemic approach that combines several quantitative models from different perspectives, and qualitative methods such as specific country/supply chain case studies, Lab-in-the Field experiments and a dynamic trade game considering the fact that SDGs are highly context-related. A wide consultation process involving stakeholders both in the EU and in the partner countries in all the project stages will ensure the transparency and balance of conclusions and policy recommendations. The proposal is directly connected to the work programme “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy” through analysing how agricultural trade can contribute to meet global sustainability challenges and objectives.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-2
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Coordinator

BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEM
Address
Fovam Ter 8
1093 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 925

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 519 015
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 530 625
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 527 500
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 259 250
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 92 500
Address
.
N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 272 295
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CASE - CENTRUM ANALIZ SPOLECZNO- EKONOMICZNYCH- FUNDACJA NAUKOWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 266 375
Address
Aleja Jana Pawla Ii 61B
01 031 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 500
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 208 250
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONFEDERAZIONE GENERALE DELL AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 875
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 101
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
TRUONG DAI HOC KINH TE THANH PHO HO CHI MINH
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 214 250
Address
59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street Ward 6 District 3
700000 Ho Chi Minh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Lumina Sprl
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 212 375
Address
Rue D Oultremont 34
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)