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Transformative Change in Telecoupled Agrofood Systems for Biodiversity and Equity

Objective

Demand for agricultural commodities from EU agrofood systems are driving land use change in biodiversity-rich countries in the Global South, leading to major biodiversity losses. Tackling the EU’s global biodiversity footprint is a top EU policy priority. The science demonstrates the need for transformative change in economic, social, and financial models for safe and just transitions, but there is limited knowledge on how to achieve transformative change in practice, which requires navigation of biodiversity, climate and equity trade-offs and synergies. TC4BE will support transdisciplinary research on different dimensions and scales of telecoupled agrofood systems, engaging diverse stakeholders, including EU and producer-country policy-makers and Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Scenarios and modelling of EU agrofood systems transformations, will be complemented by analysis of EU governance, trade, legal, consumer, collective action and sustainable finance levers and social innovations. In three producer countries (Cameroon, Colombia, and Kenya), TC4BE will generate methods for and assess land use change drivers, at-risk biodiversity hotspots, and the effectiveness of Sustainable Landscapes Initiatives. In six landscapes TC4BE will explore relationships to nature, perceptions of socio-ecological histories and futures, rigorously evaluate SLIs, and conduct regenerative enterprise case studies using a structured landscape learning process. Transformative change pathways will be co-generated by diverse stakeholders recognizing plural values and informed by new evidence, decision-making tools and training modules. The overall process will strengthen the capacity of participating stakeholders (care-knowledge-agency) to influence biodiversity and equity outcomes. A global dialogue, facilitated by the Global Landscapes Forum will link the transdisciplinary processes between the scales, supported by additional dissemination and communication activities.

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 131 252,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 131 252,50

Participants (6)

SVENSKA HANDELSHOGSKOLAN
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 198 332,50
Address
Arkadiankatu 22
00100 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 198 332,50
FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 156 613,75
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75007 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 156 613,75
UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES FUNDACION
Colombia
Net EU contribution
€ 220 620,00
Address
Carrera 1 18a-10
Bogota Dc

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 220 620,00
UNIVERSITE DE DSCHANG
Cameroon
Net EU contribution
€ 131 197,50
Address
Universite De Dschang
237 Dschang

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 131 197,50
UNIVERSITY OF KABIANGA
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 175 371,00
Address
Kericho-kisii Road
20200 Kericho

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 175 371,00
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 142 916,00
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 142 916,00

Partners (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Park Row Greenwich Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9LS London

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Region
London Outer London — East and North East Bexley and Greenwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data