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International comparisons of product supply chains in the agro-food sectors: determinants of their competitiveness and performance on EU and international markets

Objective

"The project will deliver a coherent and innovative evaluation of competitiveness of European food chains by integrating various new approaches. Based on this, the research results allows to deduce a congruent, coherent and consistent set of policy recommendations aiming at improving competitiveness and promoting the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy in Europe.
The analysis is conducted along two lines, (1) conception and indicators of competitiveness and (2) its determinants. In the first part a comprehensive definition of competitiveness will be developed by integrating the finding from selected theoretical micro and macro approaches. In this respect the conventional conception will be extended by moving from the industry to the value chain perspective and considering commodities as well as intermediary and final products. This framework constitutes the basis for the empirical analysis, where the EU position on world markets will be discussed in relation to that of major competitors.
The second part deals with selected determinants of competitiveness. These include policy intervention and business environment, productivity in agriculture and food processing, the functioning of domestic and international markets, the choice of governance structures as well as innovative activities in food processing. The investigation of each determinant will be innovative and extends the state of the art by deepening the theoretical backgrounds, extending the methodological approaches or applying empirical methods for the first time. The analysis of the determinants will contribute significantly to be better and deeper understanding of competitiveness and the deduction of policy recommendations.
Research will be conducted by a team that was constituted according to the needs of the research project. Each partner is a designated expert in his/her area of research. Past co-operations among partners assure that all tasks will be arranged target-oriented in due time."

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER AGRARENTWICKLUNG IN TRANSFORMATIONSOEKONOMIEN (IAMO)
Address
Theodor Lieser Strasse 2
06120 Halle Saale
Germany

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Hockmann (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 414 300

Participants (15)

INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 136 320
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucharest

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dan Marius Voicilas (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 313 485
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susan Van Der Giessen (Ms.)
UNIVERZA NA PRIMORSKEM UNIVERSITA DEL LITORALE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 176 340
Address
Titov Trg 4
6000 Koper

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
štefan Bojnec (Prof.)
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 147 600
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
165 00 Praha

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zdenka Mala (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 243 580
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Pozzi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 289 420
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Pears (Ms.)
EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 117 600
Address
Kamenicka Br 6
11000 Belgrade

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
žaklina Stojanović (Dr.)
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 139 660
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Imre Ferto (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 185 420
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beata Górniak (Ms.)
"VOD JETRICHOVEC, DRUZSTVO"
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 41 600
Address
Jetrichovec 62
39501 Pacov

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ales Brodsky (Mr.)
POTRAVINARSKA KOMORA CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 41 600
Address
Pocernicka 96
108 03 Praha 10

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Other
Administrative Contact
Iva Recová (Ms.)
BALKANSKA BEZBEDNOSNA MREZA UDRUZENJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 42 900
Address
Nebojsina 39a
11000 Beograd

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Other
Administrative Contact
Boško Nektarijević (Mr.)
ASOCIATIA ROMANA DE ECONOMIE RURALA SI AGROALIMENTARA VIRGIL MADGEARU
Romania
EU contribution
€ 46 400
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucuresti

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Violeta Florian (Dr.)
BUNDESVEREINIGUNG DER DEUTSCHEN ERNAHRUNGSINDUSTRIE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 200
Address
Claire Waldorff Strasse 7
10117 Berlin

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Other
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Lehmann (Ms.)
FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA DELL INDUSTRIAALIMENTARE ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 43 300
Address
Viale Pasteur 10
00144 Rome

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rossi Daniele (Dr.)