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Sustainable agri-food systems and rural development in the Mediterranean Partner Countries

Objective

The overall objective of the SUSTAINMED project is to examine and assess the impacts of EU and national agricultural, rural, environmental and trade policies in the Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs). Specific impacts include socio-economic structural changes, income distribution, resource management, trade liberalisation, poverty alleviation, employment and migrations trends, as well as commercial relations with major trade partners (in particular the EU) and competitiveness in international markets. The project will integrate a wide range of complementary methods and analytical tools including quantitative modelling, structured surveying, indicator building and qualitative data analysis, in order to provide (i) orders of magnitude of the impact in MPCs related to changes in important policy parameters, and (ii) qualitative insights into processes which will be important for the future welfare of MPCs but which cannot be fully captured by quantitative indicators. The project results will enable the EU Commission and relevant stakeholders to formulate realistic policies and action plans aimed at supporting sustainable agri-food systems, rural development programmes and capacity building in the Mediterranean region. The project outcomes will also contribute to improve collaboration and economic and commercial relations between the EU and target MPCs, in line with the stated goals of the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean. Furthermore, the project will provide relevant research to support the promotion of sustainable development to fulfilling the EU’s commitment towards the United Nation Millennium Development Goals in the region. The project consortium brings together during three years recognised researchers from six EU Member countries, one Associate country and five Mediterranean Partner countries, with a strong scientific background and experience in Mediterranean policy, market and institutional analysis.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES
Address
Rue Newton 11
75116 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 384 990
Administrative Contact
Etienne Montaigne (Dr.)

Participants (12)

ECOLE NATIONALE D'AGRICULTURE DE MEKNES
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 52 478
Address
Route Haj Kaddour Km 10
50000 Meknes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Akka Ait El Mekki (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 220 133
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 51 443
Address
Avenue Charles Nicolle 43
1082 Tunis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boubaker Thabet (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 927
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruth Woodger (Ms.)
MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 199 407
Address
Alsylio Agrokipio - Makedonias 1
73100 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
George Baourakis (Dr.)
PELLERVON TALOUDELLISEN TUTKIMUSLAITOKSEN KANNATUSYHDISTYS RY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 184 200
Address
Eerikinkatu 28A
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Perttu Pyykkönen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 927
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Cioffi (Prof.)
Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform
Syria
EU contribution
€ 51 443
Address
Baramkeh
Damascus
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Atieh El Hindi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 602
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose-Antonio Perez-Garcia (Mr.)
ZAGAZIG UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 48 534
Address
El-zeraa Square
44511 Zagazig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ibrahim Soliman (Prof.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 89 447
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Tailleferie (Ms.)
AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 95 240
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari Kampus
07058 Antalya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Selim Cagatay (Dr.)