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Metrics, Models and Foresight for European Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security

Objective

Strengthening food and nutrition security (FNS) in the EU requires a move towards a diet that supports sustainable food consumption and production. To gauge the policy reforms needed for this major societal challenge, the SUSFANS-consortium will identify how food production and nutritional health in the EU can be aligned. The multidisciplinary research agenda of SUSFANS will build the conceptual framework, the evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies with respect to their impact on consumer diet and their implications for nutrition and public health, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agri-food sectors, and global FNS. Based on a conceptual model of the food chain and its stakeholders, SUSFANS will develop suitable metrics and identify major drivers for sustainable FNS, integrate data and modelling, and develop foresight for European sustainable FNS.
Central asset is a coherent toolbox which integrates two complementary strands of state-of-the-art quantitative analysis: (i) micro-level modelling of nutrient intakes, habitual dietary patterns and preferences of individual consumers, and (ii) macro-level modelling of food demand and supply in the context of economic, environmental and demographic changes on various time-scales and for multiple sub-regions. The tools will bridge the current gap between policy analysis on the EU agri-food sector and the nutrition-health sector. Case studies and scenarios based on stakeholder input from consumers, food industry, farmers/fishermen, government and the scientific community, are instrumental in achieving this goal.
The project will provide a comprehensive set of tools for assessing sustainable FNS in Europe, centred around the implications of the current diet for the sustainability of production and consumption in the EU, and the options for the EU agri-food sector (including fisheries and aquaculture) to improve future diets in the near future (up to 5 years) and in the long run (one or more decades ahead).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 232 837,75

Participants (15)

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 576 500
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 298 620
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 597 331,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 969
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Srobarova 48
10042 Praha 10
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 110 125
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 108 750
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 137 110
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 247 500
Address
Av. E. Mounier 83
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 178 750
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations