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Towards sustainable modes of urban and peri-urban food provisioning

Objective

Short food supply chains have been advocated as a means of rural development, as they improve the position of primary producers in the value chain. In this proposal we look at short supply chains from the perspective of urban rather than rural development. Short supply chains can play a role in addressing urban problems such as climate change, obesity, storm water control, etc.
Short food supply chains have been advocated as a means to reduce CO2 impact of the agricultural system. Although a reduction of food miles certainly contributes to reducing climate impact, this proposal takes as premise that to really improve the ecological performance of the food system other flows of goods and services need to be shortened as well (e.g. nutrient, water, and carbon cycles need to be closed). In the current context these aspects are usually treated separately, this proposal argues to treat them more integrated.
The research will analyse the way in which several European city regions deal with short supply chains in food, nutrients, water, and carbon. The project will facilitate selected SMEs to further innovate in food production and delivery, nutrient and water management, and multifunctional use of space, and will disseminate the results among a wider audience of SMEs. By doing so, the research will look beyond the state of the art, it will suggest how city regions could look like if they chose to further relocalise their food system.
Finally the project will also establish links with stakeholders and RTD activities regarding urban and peri-urban agriculture and short chain delivery of food in urban and peri-urban areas in developing countries. This will be organised through a process of dialogue, sharing of experiences, exchanging of best practices and joint learning.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 205 492
Administrative Contact
Susan Van Der Giessen (Ms.)

Participants (19)

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 93 220
Address
Via Monte Bianco 22
89035 Bova Marina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Livia Ortolani (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 98 462
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margo Baele (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 200
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anxo Moreira González (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 559
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
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 962
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadia Withers (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 183
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan-Willem Van Der Schans (Dr.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 188 487
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Otto Schmid (Mr.)
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 80 320
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Talis Tisenkopfs (Dr.)
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OFRESOURCE CENTRES ON URBAN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 143 080
Address
Kastanjelaan 5
3833 AN Leusden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Henk De Zeeuw (Mr.)
F3 CONSULTANTS CO-OPERATIVE CIC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 568
Address
Pearl Street 4
BS3 3EA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amanda Woodland (Ms.)
STICHTING UIT JE EIGEN STAD
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 31 790
Address
Vondellaan 96
3521 GH Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Huibert De Leede (Mr.)
MASCHINENRING PLUS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 30 292
Address
Neuwiesenstrasse 5
8630 Ruti Zh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Guyer (Mr.)
COMUNIDAD DE MONTES VECINALES EN MANO COMUN DE VINCIOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 371
Address
Pineiro
36316 Vincios
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Covelo (Mr.)
WILLEM&DREES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 510
Address
Graaf Van Lynden Van Sandenburgweg 6
3945PB Cothen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willem Treep (Mr.)
PICO BIO AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 31 091
Address
Silbernstrasse 10
8953 Dietikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beat Ledermann (Mr.)
AGRICOLTURA NUOVA SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE AGRICOLA INTEGRATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 050
Address
Via Valle Di Perna 315
00128 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carlo Patacconi (Mr.)
ROOMER BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 22 230
Address
Krevelstraat 3
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maarten Michels (Mr.)
THE COMMUNITY FARM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 29 554
Address
Herons Green Farm
BS40 6NL Compton Martin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alison Belshaw (Ms.)
SABIEDRIBA AR IEROBEZOTU ATBILDIBUKALNCIEMA IELA KQ
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 22 230
Address
Kalnciema Iela 35 1
1046 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dambergs Karlis (Mr.)