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Impact of climate change and globalisation on safety of fresh produce – governing a supply chain of uncompromised food sovereignty

Objective

VEG-i-TRADE provides platforms to identify impacts of anticipated climate change and globalisation on food safety, microbiological and chemical hazards, of fresh produce and derived food products. Control measures of managerial and technological nature will be developed in the supply chain of crop production, post-harvest processing and logistics to minimize food safety risks. The assessment of the performance of horticultural safety management systems by a novel diagnostic instrument at EU level exemplified by several countries in Europe and tailored on a global level including major EU trade partners from various climate zones will lead to recommendations on European and global level on quality assurance and the setting of science-based performance objectives. VEG-i-TRADE will pro-actively invest in problem solving technologies for safe produce investigating aspects of water quality and water treatment, horticultural production practices, disinfection treatment and packaging technologies. These control measures will be exploited in collaboration with SMEs and industrial partners. Baseline studies on the hazards, intervention technologies and best practices in the fresh produce chain will provide input for both microbial and chemical risk assessment to elaborate support to risk-based sampling plans, evaluate the risks of newly identified threats as affected by the global trade system and anticipated climate change. The project output will craft a discussion forum for stakeholders in the global food chain reflecting on issues of acceptable risk, sustainability of fresh produce production and long term strategy of international food trade, while making no compromise in food safety for European consumers and in respectation of food sovereignty. Risk communication to increase awareness of trade partners’ production systems and the uneven consumer behaviour will provide key conditions for prioritisation of risk management strategies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP-SICA - Large-scale integrating project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 155 509
Administrative Contact
Mieke Uyttendaele (Prof.)

Participants (24)

NORGES VETERNINAERHOGSKOLE

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Ullevaalsveien 72
0033 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lucy Robertson (Dr.)
VETERINAERINSTITUTTET - NORWEGIAN VETERINARY INSTITUTE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 598 825
Address
Ullevalsveien 68
0454 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frode Asmund Granås (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 696 695
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 717 295
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Teunissen
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 128 400
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Eskil Aldal (Mr.)
HOGESCHOOL WEST-VLAANDEREN HOWEST

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 269 640
Address
Marksesteenweg 58
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Imca Sampers (Ms.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 92 994
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ingun Tryland (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 83 760
Address
Avenida Paulo Gama 110
90046900 Porto Alegre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergio Nicolayewski (Prof.)
INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marleen Seynnaeve (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 77 087
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ereck Chakauya (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 191 880
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lise Korsten (Prof.)
ROYAL INTERNATIONAL INSPECTION LABORATORY JSC
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 102 000
Address
Dp World
AIN EL SOKHNA Suez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fouad El Tahan (Dr.)
ALLGRO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 74 259
Address
Polbroek 124
9520 Sint Lievens Houtem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul De Meyer (Mr.)
SPECIAL FRUIT NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 53 000
Address
Wenenstraat 6
2321 Hoogstraten Meer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Maes (Mr.)
VAN LAETHEM BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 53 000
Address
Lenniksebaan 1082
1602 Vlezenbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Van Laethem (Mr.)
A.L Gartnerhallen
Norway
EU contribution
€ 40 133
Address
Økern Torgvei 30
0509 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nina Heiberg (Dr.)
SAT 9855 PRIMAFLOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 786
Address
Calle De La Estacion 2
04640 Pulpi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emilio Mur (Mr.)
SCIPROM SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 350 017
Address
Rue Du Centre 70
1025 Saint Sulpice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Leufgen (Dr.)
TAMIL NADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
India
EU contribution
€ 82 320
Address
Lawley Road
641003 Coimbatore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Muthappareddy Paramathma (Prof.)
VEGA MAYOR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 786
Address
Poligono Industrial El Olivo C/2 1
31320 Milagro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Fernàndez-Panizo (Mr.)
CONTARIEGO S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 752
Address
Polígono Industrial Oeste, C/ Nicaragua, Parcela 29/4
30169 San Gines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teodoro Lopez-Caro (Mr.)
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 52 800
Address
Nemanjina 6
11080 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreja Rajkovic (Prof.)
Advanced Biological Technologies Belgium

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 7 259
Address
Ledebaan 86/2
9300 Aalst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Van Geetruy (Mr.)
Proefcentrum voor Innovatie, Verbreding en Advies in Landbouw en Veehouderij

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 800
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Roeselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Greet Ghekiere (Ms.)