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Small farms, small food businesses and sustainable food security

Objective

SALSA will assess the role of small farms and small food businesses in delivering a sustainable and secure supply of affordable, nutritious and culturally adequate food. SALSA will identify the mechanisms which, at different scales, can strengthen the role of small farms in food systems and thereby support sustainable food and nutrition security (FNS). By considering a gradient of 30 reference regions in Europe and in Africa, we will obtain a differentiated understanding of the role of small farms and small food businesses in very differently structured food systems and situations.
SALSA will elaborate and implement a transdisciplinary, multi-scale approach that builds on and connects relevant theoretical and analytical frameworks within a food systems approach, and that uses qualitative, consultative and quantitative methods. We will also test a new combination of data-based methods and tools (including satellite technologies) for rigorously assessing in quantitative terms the interrelationships between small farms, other small food businesses and FNS, paying particular attention to limiting and enabling factors. SALSA will use participatory methods, at regional level, and establish a more global Community of Practice and multi-stakeholder learning platform, based on FAO’s TECA online communication and learning platform.
The SALSA consortium, and the joint learning and close cooperation, have both been designed with the EU - Africa dialogue in mind. Responding to the call we will unravel the complex interrelationships between small farms, small food businesses and FNS, and unfold the role played by small farms in (a) the balance between the different dimensions of sustainability, (b) maintaining more diverse production systems, (c) supporting the urban/rural balance in terms of labour and (d) in facilitating territorial development in countries facing a strong rural population growth.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2015-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 169 184,02
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Portugal

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Region
Continente Alentejo Alentejo Central
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 364 101,25
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 339 500,00
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 415 012,50
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN RURALIS INSTITUTT FOR RURAL- OG REGIONALFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 236 528,75
Address
Universitetssenteret Dragvoll Loholt Alle 81
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET ROLNICZY IM. HUGONA KOLLATAJA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 210 687,50
Address
Al Mickiewicza 21
31 120 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HIGHCLERE CONSULTING SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 323 843,48
Address
Str. Tohanita 28b Oras Zarnesti
505800 Brasov

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Unu Centru Braşov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 294 812,50
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 242 227,50
Address
235 Third Floor 235 High Holborn
WC1V 7LE London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 291 370,00
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE CABO VERDE
Cape Verde
Net EU contribution
€ 129 470,00
Address
Praca Antonio Lereno
Praia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 134 925,00
Address
Po Box Tl 1350
Tamale

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AFRICAN CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 195 932,50
Address
Icipe Duduville Campus Kasarani Nairobi
00100 Nairobi

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE

Participation ended

Tunisia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 166 037,50
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 322 440,00
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE COLDIRETTI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 122 100,00
Address
Via Xxiv Maggio 43
00187 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00