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Marketing sustainable agriculture: an analysis of the potential role of new food supply chains in sustainable rural development

Objective

This project assesses the potential role of food supply chains (FSC) in enhancing sustainable food production and rural development by
1) identifying critical points in FSC's which currently constrain the further dissemination of sustainable production and
2) recommend actions that are likely to enhance the prospects for sustainable food markets.

In-depth case studies of FSC's in different European regions will be conducted to obtain a better understanding of the diversity of the dynamics and socio-economic performance of FSC's. Specific attention will be given to factors related to the organisational and governance structure of FSC's, the socio-economic performance and impact of FSC's and the institutional context of FSC's. The project will result in policy recommendations to public institutions at different levels to overcome the bottlenecks in the food chain that inhibit the wider development of markets for sustainable products.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (6)

BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
Address
Rostokas Street 60-24
LV1029 Riga
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
Address
Seckenberg Anlage 31
60054 Frankfurt Am-main
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Gr-ecublens
1015 Lausanne
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PISA
Italy
Address
Via S. Michele Degli Scalzi 2
56100 Pisa
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
Address
The Park
Cheltenham