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Exploring the Future of Global Food and Nutrition Security

Objective

One of the biggest challenges facing global society today is the widespread and growing presence of hunger and food insecurity. Given that the lead time for some social and technological solutions is long, a long-term framework on global food and nutrition security (FNS) is required. FoodSecure aims at improving the resilience of the food system, by providing a means to mitigate risks and uncertainties in the world food system caused by economic and climatic shocks while providing for sustainable economic growth. The project provides an analytical toolbox to experiment, analyse, and coordinate the effects of short and medium term policies, thereby allowing for the execution of consistent, coherent, long-term strategies with desirable consequences.

The FoodSecure collaboration responds to the challenge of food shortages and volatility by providing stakeholders, in the EU and beyond, with the capacity to assess and address the short term and long term challenges of food and nutrition security both effectively and sustainably. The project draws on an expert, multi-disciplinary, science team to provide a complete set of knowledge to inform and guide decision makers and other stakeholders in formulating strategies to alleviate food shortages.

The food system is analysed in relationship to the ecosystem, energy, and financial markets, all of which are potential sources of shocks that can disrupt the food system. In addition, it is examined in light of fundamental societal trends and changing attitudes towards food consumption and production. The project emphasises the diversity of challenges of FNS in countries and regions. The project delivers new empirical evidence on the drivers of global FNS, and classifies regions and livelihood systems in typologies . A harmonised data system and modelling toolbox are developed for forecasts (on short term) and forward looking (towards 2050) on future hunger. A support for effective and sustainable actions will include the identification of the critical pathways for technological and institutional change and for EU policies in the areas of development aid, climate change, trade, common agricultural policy and renewable energy, including sustainability criteria.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 497 000
Administrative Contact
Thom Achterbosch (Mr.)

Participants (17)

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 180 000
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - IFPRI
United States
EU contribution
€ 1 025 000
Address
2033 K Street, Nw
20006 Washington, Dc
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
German Gavino (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 565 523
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Jean (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 875 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
11A, Datun Road, Anwai
100101 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jikun Huang (Prof.)
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Alexandri (Dr.)
FONDATION POUR L INSTITUT DE HAUTES ETUDES INTERNATIONALES ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Maison De La Paix Chemin Eugene Rigot 2
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Bauer (Ms.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Manchanda (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 361 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cardarelli (Mr.)
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marjorie Rensen (Ms.)
PROSPEX BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 435 000
Address
Vlugestal 6
3140 Keerbergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Gramberger (Dr.)
SLOVENSKA POLNOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERZITA V NITRE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2
949 76 Nitra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Pokrivcak (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luca Salvatici (Prof.)
FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
EU contribution
€ 131 461
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75007 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucilia Tanchereau (Ms.)
ETHIOPIAN ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Yeka Sub City Sub Area 19 H No New
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sisay Asfaw (Mr.)
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Basilio Freitas De Souza (Dr.)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 169 016
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Nesius (Ms.)