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Metrics, Models and Foresight for European Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security

Metrics, Models and Foresight for European Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security

Objective

Strengthening food and nutrition security (FNS) in the EU requires a move towards a diet that supports sustainable food consumption and production. To gauge the policy reforms needed for this major societal challenge, the SUSFANS-consortium will identify how food production and nutritional health in the EU can be aligned. The multidisciplinary research agenda of SUSFANS will build the conceptual framework, the evidence base and analytical tools for underpinning EU-wide food policies with respect to their impact on consumer diet and their implications for nutrition and public health, the environment, the competitiveness of the EU agri-food sectors, and global FNS. Based on a conceptual model of the food chain and its stakeholders, SUSFANS will develop suitable metrics and identify major drivers for sustainable FNS, integrate data and modelling, and develop foresight for European sustainable FNS.
Central asset is a coherent toolbox which integrates two complementary strands of state-of-the-art quantitative analysis: (i) micro-level modelling of nutrient intakes, habitual dietary patterns and preferences of individual consumers, and (ii) macro-level modelling of food demand and supply in the context of economic, environmental and demographic changes on various time-scales and for multiple sub-regions. The tools will bridge the current gap between policy analysis on the EU agri-food sector and the nutrition-health sector. Case studies and scenarios based on stakeholder input from consumers, food industry, farmers/fishermen, government and the scientific community, are instrumental in achieving this goal.
The project will provide a comprehensive set of tools for assessing sustainable FNS in Europe, centred around the implications of the current diet for the sustainability of production and consumption in the EU, and the options for the EU agri-food sector (including fisheries and aquaculture) to improve future diets in the near future (up to 5 years) and in the long run (one or more decades ahead).
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 232 837,75

Participants (15)

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RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 576 500

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 298 620

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 597 331,25

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 349 969

INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

STATNI ZDRAVOTNI USTAV

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 82 500

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 110 125

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 108 750

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 137 110

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE EUROPEAN BRANCH AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 178 750

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 633692

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 299 993,64

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 993

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands