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Collaborative Agri-food Chains: Driving Innovation in Territorial Food Systems and Improving Outcomes for Producers and Consumers

Project description

Connecting farmers and consumers

The environmental crisis is raising public concern and increasing consumer demand for high quality, healthy and sustainable food. However, farmers and small operators are facing difficulties in accessing markets. The EU-funded COACH project will support innovation in local food systems by encouraging and facilitating collaboration between farmers, consumers, local governments and other players to establish short agri-food chains. Moreover, it will develop a 'living library' of 32 successful examples from 12 countries that demonstrate the way farmers can access consumer-driven opportunities. COACH will bring a knowledge-based set of activities to support farmers and small operators in accessing information on consumers’ demand and provide recommendations for improved revenues. The project will also design a farm-to-fork procurement toolkit for public authorities and maximise the impact of all proposed initiatives through communication and dissemination practices.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 875

Participants (7)

FIAN INTERNATIONAL EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 449 150
Address
Willy-brandt-platz 5
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Other
RESEAU INTERNATIONAL URGENCI
France
EU contribution
€ 402 550
Address
Maison De La Vie Associative 9 Allee Robert Govi
13400 Aubagne
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN COORDINATION VIA CAMPESINA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 491 625
Address
Rue De La Sablonniere 18
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 417 375
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
ESSRG KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 282 750
Address
Ferenciek Tere 2 1 Em
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 250
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 240 187,50
Address
Ottiliavej 1
2500 Valby
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)