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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH QUALITY, SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL FOOD PRODUCTION

Project description

Monitoring the entire chain, from farming to food safety

To fill the gaps in food production 'from field to fork', an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence will be created at the Czech University of Life Sciences, which will focus on advanced technologies for high-quality, safe and sustainable food production. The EU-funded DRIFT-FOOD project will aim to facilitate research in advanced food technologies at the University. Moreover, it will enhance scientific excellence in the fields of food processing and food quality, safety and nutrition by promoting scientific cooperation and integration. The project also aims to improve the accessibility of innovative technologies to regional stakeholders through the cooperation of an ERA Chair holder and their international contacts.

Objective

"The goal of the project is to create an interdisciplinary Centre of excellence focused on advanced technologies for high quality, safe and sustainable regional food production. The aim of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural resources (FAFNR) is to fill the gaps in food production ""from field to fork"" on the fertile and healthy soil. Contemporary, Faculty research and education activities cover almost the whole chain from agricultural primary production to food safety, but there is a substantial weakness in the chain, that is the absence of research team dealing with advanced food technologies. The second main objective is to enhance scientific excellence in the field of food technology, food processing, and more widely on food quality, safety, and nutrition by promoting scientific cooperation and integration. The third main objective of the project is to improve the accessibility of innovative technologies to regional stakeholders through cooperation with ERA Chair holder and his/her local and international contacts. The project will bring the main research outputs in the field of processing of agricultural products from local agri-food production, and food processing presented to the small producers. The aims will be achieved by attracting ERA Chair Holder with excellent research credentials and leadership competences, thus creating a research team with broad expertise and wide network for collaboration that will greatly improve the culture of research and research performance. ERA Chair holder will be a director of newly established Food Technology Centre and the position will be equal to heads of the faculty departments. In this position, the ERA Chair Holder will be a member of the Dean’s Board that co-decides on issues related to the operation and strategy of the Faculty. ERA Chair holder will analyse current PhD programmes and will advise on possible changes related to better fit to ERA and modern science in the field of food technology."

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020-6

Coordinator

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 487 625,00
Address
KAMYCKA 129 SUCHDOL
165 00 Praha
Czechia

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Region
Česko Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 2 487 625,00