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Sustainable finance for sustainable agriculture and fisheries

Objective

A good functioning of the European food system is key to deliver food and nutrition security for all Europeans. However, that system faces many economic, environmental and social challenges as well as opportunities following socio-economic and technological developments, that are not equally distributed throughout the EU. Future policymaking aiming at healthy and resilient systems needs to take into account this differentiation and diversity of approaches, which necessitate foresight activities that take into account both the development of important driving forces as well as the social and spatial diversity. Primary production—that is agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture—forms the foundation of the food system. Its structure and performance is influenced by various conditions shaped by both the public and the private sector. As economic agents, primary producers aim at generating a sufficient amount of income, but their financial conditions are highly dependent on public and private actors, such as government regulators (including the EU’s agricultural and fisheries policies), the financial sector, suppliers, the food industry, retailers, etc. In other words, the web of policy requirements as well as input and output market imperfections greatly shape farmers’ and fishermen’s livelihoods. Knowledge on the conditions of primary producers and the driving forces influencing these conditions exists, but in a fragmented way: not all primary producers and regions are covered, not all driving forces have been investigated, cross-linkages between them have been insufficiently analysed, future opportunities are not well integrated, etc. The purpose of SUFISA is to identify sustainable practices and policies in the agricultural, fish and food sectors that support the sustainability of primary producers in a context of multi-dimensionsal policy requirements, market uncertainties and globalisation.
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Address

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 880 062

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 383 000

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 662 657,50

FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 482 750

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 243 671,25

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 400 601

NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 304 875

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 259 250

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 211 768

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 179 750

HOCHSCHULE FUR NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG EBERSWALDE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 401 875

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 184 400

EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 156 500

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 112 502

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 635577

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2015

  • End date

    30 April 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 863 662,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 863 661,75

Coordinated by:

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium