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Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions

Objective

The proposed project ‘Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions’ (FOODMETRES) thrives to assess both the environmental and the socio-economic impacts of food chains with regard to spatial, logistical and resource dimension of growing food as well as food planning and governance. Recognising that food production and consumption is not only linked via food chains in a physical-logistic way, but above all via value chains in terms of social acceptance, FOODMETRES is designed to combine quantitative and evidence-based research principles with qualitative and discursive methods to address the wider dimensions of food chains around metropolitan agro-systems.

The main goals are:
- Identify concepts as well as practical examples for food chain innovation in the context of small-scale urban, peri-urban and peri-urban-rural forms of agriculture and food production up to large-scale metropolitan production regimes geared towards feeding urban populations;
- Assess the economic, environmental and social impacts of innovative food chain systems from small scale to large scale, making use of the ecological footprint and product life cycle analysis with special emphasis on efficiency, regional competitiveness, cultural identity (landscapes and regional markets) and ecosystem services such as water management, nutrient recycling and biodiversity;
- Study and compare technical, logistical, organisational and governance aspects of innovative food chain systems in selected case studies to define best practice when engaging regional stakeholders from both business and policy in sustainable food planning at the level of metropolitan regions.
- Supply scenario modeling and impact assessment tools to all stakeholders in urban-peri-urban areas to assist with planning and decision making. This is complemented by active knowledge brokerage to speed up innovation and innovation exchange within the case studies, but also for any other users in urban areas of Europe or developing countries.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 391 326
Administrative Contact
Marion Bogers (Ms.)

Participants (17)

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 248 840
Address
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Muencheberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette Piorr (Dr.)
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 000
Address
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Moya Kneafsey (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 560
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Pozzi (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 132 440
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marina Pintar (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 56 000
Address
University Way
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samuel Owuor (Dr.)
STICHTING AFRIKA-STUDIECENTRUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 74 280
Address
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dick Foeken (Dr.)
INNOVATIVE FUTURES RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 400
Address
Market Place 16 18
CV34 4SL Warwick
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Venn (Dr.)
GALBIATI GIUSEPPE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
Via Quattro Novembre 13
Gorgonzola Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Repossini (Dr.)
MAPSUP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 18 900
Address
Palissade 8
3831 SH Leusden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaap De Kroes (Mr.)
SUSTAIN:THE ALLIANCE FOR BETTER FOOD & FARMING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 33 200
Address
The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
E2 9DA London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ben Reynolds (Mr.)
FORDERGEMEINSCHAFT OKOLOGISCHER LANDBAU BERLIN-BRANDENBURG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 17 400
Address
Marienstrasse 19-20
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mark Füssel (Mr.)
VERHOEVEN FRANCISCUS PETRUS MARIA BOERENVERSTAND CONSULTANCY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 22 800
Address
Plompetorengracht 6 C
3512CC Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Verhoeven (Mr.)
DOREN & KOSTER GBR KOMMUNIKATION DESIGN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 25 200
Address
Erkelenzdamm 59-61 3 Hof Re Port 1B 3 Etag
10999 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Koester (Mr.)
GEAPRODUKT TRGOVSKO PODJETJE NA DEBELO IN DROBNO DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 14 700
Address
Dolenjska Cesta 244
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alma Ramčilovič (Ms.)
PRO CONTUS POSLOVNE STORITVE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 17 850
Address
Osenjakova Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janita Kolmanič (Ms.)
HENRY DOUBLEDAY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 26 400
Address
Wolston Lane
CV8 3LG Ryton On Dunsmore
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julie Court (Mrs.)
IMMOBILIEN GRUNDSTUCKSGESELLSCHAF MALZFABRIK MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 19 875
Address
Bessemerstrasse 2-14
12103 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karoline Vom Böckel (Mrs.)