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Reinterpreting how forests support people's dietary quality in low-income countries

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 853222

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2020

  • End date

    31 January 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 447 389

  • EU contribution

    € 1 447 389

Hosted by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Project description

English EN

Forest impact on people's dietary quality

Two billion people, mainly in low-income countries, are malnourished. This is a problem that can be solved with dietary diversification. Current solutions focus on the intensification of agricultural production as well as providing access to sufficient calories. The EU-funded FORESTDIET project will investigate the potential role forests can play in dietary diversification for the poor in low-income countries. It will show how forests could emerge as the starting point of a circular economy that will begin from wild foods provided by the forest and extend to other valuable goods that can be commercialised, thus leading to sustainable agricultural practices. The project envisages offering the first generalised empirical confirmation of the way forests affect dietary quality in impoverished countries.

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Host institution

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Address

Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 447 389

Beneficiaries (1)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 447 389

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 853222

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2020

  • End date

    31 January 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 447 389

  • EU contribution

    € 1 447 389

Hosted by:

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark