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Global and Local food chain Assessment: a MUltidimensional performance-based approach

Objective

General objective of the project is to integrate advancement in scientific knowledge about the impact of food chains with application of knowledge to practice to increase food chains sustainability through public policies and private strategies. This general objective will be pursued through the following specific objectives:
• To develop and validate a ‘performance criteria matrix’ for assessment and comparison of food chains operating at a range of geographical scales through analysis of how food chain impacts are communicated in different spheres of society.
• To build a database of quantifiable indicators of impact and a set of 20 case studies aimed at understanding how impacts are generated within specific food chains.
• To advance knowledge on methodological problems and trade-offs arising when measuring and comparing the impact of food chains within and between sectors.
• To assess how performance is perceived by stakeholders in different national contexts through participatory assessment and multicriteria analysis of the different typologies of food chains.
• To assess the actual and potential role of public and private policies addressing food chains and to turn assessment into policy recommendations.
• To build a network that turns the advancement of scientific knowledge into decision making tools for domestic and public consumers, producers, citizens, scientists, policy makers, civil society organizations.

The project will be developed around the following assumptions:
• Costs and benefits analysis needs methodological update: for this reason the broader concept of performance is used
• The performance of food chains has multiple dimensions (economic, social, environmental, health, ethical)
• To turn knowledge into practice a demand-driven approach is necessary, focusing on how food choice affects the five dimensions of impact
The complexity of impacts of food chains requires plurality of methods and transdisciplinarity

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 496 094,75
Administrative Contact
Susan Van Der Giessen (Ms.)

Participants (14)

FONDAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCAIN AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA E BIODINAMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 944
Address
Via Pio Molajoni 76
00159 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luca Colombo (Mr.)
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 228 585,20
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudia Kalay (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 187 670
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Tailleferie (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 339 820
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 255 967,60
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll (Mr.)
CLM ONDERZOEK EN ADVIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 185 802,95
Address
Gutenbergweg 1
4101 BA Culemborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carin Rougoor (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI- C.R.P.A. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 98 347
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees De Roest (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 457,20
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Colombo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 433,50
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Rayfield (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 072,50
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadia Withers (Ms.)
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 156 742
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Talis Tisenkopfs (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 113 740
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Prof.)
EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 83 411,30
Address
Kamenicka Br 6
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zaklina Stojanovic (Dr.)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 240
Address
235 Third Floor 235 High Holborn
WC1V 7LE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christopher Wilde (Mr.)