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Innovative technological, organisational and social solutions for FAIRer dairy and fruit and vegetable value CHAINs

Objective

FAIRCHAIN addresses the growing need for a significant transformation of current food systems by developing competitive intermediate food chain alternatives adapted to small and mid-sized actors. FAIRCHAIN specifically aims to:
-Foster the emergence of innovative intermediate food value chains that support the scaling-up of small and mid-sized actors facing unsustainable conventional dominant agri-food system. This requires to specific technological, organisational and social innovations as well as regulatory and policy adaptations to widely deliver food in a fair and sustainable way.
-Inspire and encourage larger actors to down-scale conventional food value chains and better address the growing need of consumers to consume local high quality and safe products. The emergence of intermediate food value chains should put pressure on dominant actors, forcing them to align with best practices in terms of offering opportunities to local suppliers and ensuring an equitable distribution of costs and benefits.
The main goal of FAIRCHAIN is to test, pilot and demonstrate recently developed technological, organisational and social innovations, realising a shift up to TRL7 and enabling small and mid-sized actors to scale-up and expand the production of affordable nutritious food in competitive intermediate food value chains.
FAIRCHAIN will address the dairy and fruit&vegetable sectors, which hold a strategic economic position in Europe. Both are prone to integrate a large variety of innovations, correspond to an increasing consumer demand for nutritious and healthy food and need to meet the challenge of sustainably delivering perishable commodities to consumers.
FAIRCHAIN will consider the entire value chain. More focus is given to postharvest steps rather than the production step in itself because the power imbalances created in market relationships are mainly attributed to the increasing concentration in the processing and retail sectors in conventional food supply chains

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 059 466,25

Participants (19)

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 693 466
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 407 190
Address
Alte Poststrasse 149
8020 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 007 063
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 399 478
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 499 093,75
Address
16 Rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris
Activity type
Other
PACK4FOOD
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 143 675
Address
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Activity type
Other
CONFEDERAZIONE GENERALE DELL AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 500
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 101
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
PETREL
France
EU contribution
€ 201 600
Address
16 Rue Sainte Claire
78150 Le Chesnay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCALDOPACK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Boulevard Des Canadiens(d) 118
7711 Mouscron
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFIES SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 482 104
Address
Quai Du Seujet 28
1201 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 208 600
Address
Farmakidou 10
34100 Chalkida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOFRUITS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 110 250
Address
Route Du Rhone 12
1963 Vetroz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COGITERRE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 390 250
Address
Route Du Mont 121
1648 Hauteville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LABORATOIRES STANDA
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
68 Rue Robert Kaskoreff
14000 Caen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STYMFALIA ANONYMOS EMPORIKI VIOMICHANIKI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 83 300
Address
Kaliani Korinthias
200 16 Korinthia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VEREIN ISEKI-FOOD EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR DIE INTEGRATION DER LEBENSMITTELWISSINSCHAFT UND -TECHNOLGIE IN DIE LEBENSMITTELVERSORGUNGSKETTE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 406 625
Address
Muthgasse 18
1190 Wien
Activity type
Other
FONDS DE DOTATION POUR L ENGAGEMENT CITOYEN MAKE.ORG FOUNDATION
France
EU contribution
€ 66 500
Address
14 Rue St Guillaume
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
SODIAAL INTERNATIONNAL SOCIETE DE DIFFUSION INTERNATIONALE AGROALIMENTAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 67 725
Address
200-216 Rue Raymond Losserand
75680 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENYARD PREPARED BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
Industrieterrein Kanaal-noord 2002
3960 Bree
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)