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Strengthening European Food Chain Sustainability by Quality and Procurement Policy

Objective

Strength2Food is a 5-year, €6.9 million project to improve the effectiveness of EU food quality schemes (FQS), public sector food procurement (PSFP) and to stimulate Short Food Supply Chains (SFSC) through research, innovation and demonstration activities. Our 30-partner consortium representing 11 EU and 4 non-EU countries combines leading academic, communication, SME and stakeholder organisations to ensure a multi-actor approach. It will undertake case study-based quantitative research to measure economic, environmental and social impacts of FQS, PSFP and SFSC. The impact of PSFP policies on balanced nutrition in schools will also be assessed. Primary research will be complemented by advanced econometric analysis of existing datasets to determine impacts of FQS and SFSC participation on farm performance and survival, as well as understand price transmission and trade patterns. Consumer knowledge, confidence in, valuation and use of FQS labels and products will be assessed via cross-national survey, ethnographic and virtual supermarket-based research. Lessons from the research will be applied and verified in 6 pilot initiatives, focusing on less-developed and transition regions. These initiatives bring together academic and non-academic stakeholder partners in action research. The six pilot actions are: a school meals initiative to improve the nutritional outcomes and economic benefits for local agri-food producers; in-store trials (undertaken with a grocery retailer) to upscale sales of local produce; a scheme to stimulate a sustainable SFSC that adds value to the fishing community; and pilot actions to expand regional food labelling; increase sales of FQS products in non-traditional markers; and improve returns to local producers at food fairs and farmers’ markets (via a smartphone app). Project impact will be maximised through a knowledge exchange platform, hybrid forums, school educational resources, a Massive Open Online Course and practitioner recommendations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 739 643,75

Participants (29)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 585 773,75
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 272,50
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 315 251,25
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 252 500
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 471 525
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 283 125
Address
Kamenicka Br 6
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 368 562,50
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OSLOMET - STORBYUNIVERSITETET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 627 060
Address
Pilestredet 46
0167 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU EKONOMSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 338 125
Address
Trg J F Kennedya 6
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE RECERCA EN ECONOMIA I DESENVOLUPAMENT AGROALIMENTARI-UPC-IRTA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 375
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia Edifici Esab C/esteve Terrrades 8
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 910
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Thailand
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Ngamwongwan Road, Chatuchak 50
10900 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRUONG DAI HOC KINH TE THANH PHO HO CHI MINH
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 35 750
Address
59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street Ward 6 District 3
700000 Ho Chi Minh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 477 725
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN TRAINING ACADEMY
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 129 375
Address
Smiljaniceva 11
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
FILIPOVIC MALADA IVANA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 60 700
Address
Dr Aleksandra Kostica 15/5
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE COLDIRETTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 375
Address
Via Xxiv Maggio 43
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
ECO-SENSUS KUTATO, OKTATO ES KOMMUNIKACIOS NON PROFIT KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Nefelejcs Koz 12.
7100 Szekszard
Activity type
Other
GLOWNY INSPEKTORAT JAKOSCI HANDLOWEJ ARTYKULOW ROLNO-SPOZYWCZYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 42 375
Address
Ul Wspolna 30
00 930 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FOOD NATION CIC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 920
Address
28 Hawthorn House Heaton Road
NE6 1SD Newcastle-upon-tyne
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 503,75
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINISTARSTVO PROSVETE, NAUKE I TEHNOLOSKOG RAZVOJA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 37 125
Address
Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
KONZUM,TRGOVINA NA VELIKO I MALO DD
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 53 375
Address
Marijana Cavica 1/A
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MUNICIPALITY OF ARILJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 54 375
Address
Svetog Ahilije 53
312330 Arilje
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORZIO DEL FORMAGGIO PARMIGIANO-REGGIANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 250
Address
Via Kennedy 18
42124 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOZEPT GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 000
Address
Oberer Graben 22
85354 Freising
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPACT MEASUREMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 753,75
Address
20 Bramley Orchards
HR7 4UT Bromyard Herefordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)