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Improved sustainability of agro-food chains in central America: a techno-managerial approach

Objective

The sustainability of the linkages between agro-food production in developing countries, and final consumption in developed countries has been continuously under pressure. Unequal income distribution within the commodity chain, environmental and health risks, as well as mismatches with consumers preferences have created an unstable setting. The commodities to be investigated are important for the socio-economic development of Central America and may count with considerable consumers demand in the EU. The proposal develops technology evaluation tools to make EU-CA agro-food systems more sustainable from environmental, food safety and socio-economic perspectives. The results will be useful for producers (to enhance added value, and improve living and working conditions), the EU consumer (safe and stable supply of good quality products) and the environment (less pollution, saving natural resources).

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUUT VOOR ONTWIKKELINGSVRAAGSTUKKEN
Address
Warandelaan 2
5000 LE Tilburg
Netherlands

Participants (7)

FUNDACION NACIONAL PARA EL DESARROLLO
El Salvador
Address
Calle Poniente, 15 # 4362, Col Escalon
1774 San Salvador
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO RURAL
Guatemala
Address
5Ta Calle 0-50 Zona 14
010014 Guatemala City
FUNDACION PRO CIENCIA ARTE Y CULTURA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL
Costa Rica
Address
Calle 9, Avenida 2
3000 Heredia
FUNDACION PRO CIENCIA ARTE Y CULTURA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL
Costa Rica
Address
Calle 9, Avenida 2
3000 Heredia
SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR FOOD RESEARCH AND BIOTECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
Address
Frans Perssons Vaeg 6
402 29 Goeteborg
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE NICARAGUA
Nicaragua
Address
Detras Hospital Bautista
6179 Managua
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen