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Exploring the Future of Global Food and Nutrition Security

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290693

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 359 846,63

  • EU contribution

    € 7 998 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

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.
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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

INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - IFPRI

United States

EU Contribution

€ 1 025 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 565 523

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 875 000

INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 74 000

FONDATION POUR L INSTITUT DE HAUTES ETUDES INTERNATIONALES ET DU DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 361 000

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

PROSPEX BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 435 000

SLOVENSKA POLNOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERZITA V NITRE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 215 000

FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 131 461

ETHIOPIAN ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 016

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 290693

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 359 846,63

  • EU contribution

    € 7 998 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

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