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Understanding food value chains and network dynamics

Objective

The overall objective of the VALUMICS project is to provide decision makers throughout food value chains with a comprehensive suite of approaches and tools that will enable them to evaluate the impact of strategic and operational policies, and enhance the resilience, integrity and sustainability of food value chains for European countries. The consortium driving this proposal has a core of 19 European partners from 14 countries, and two Asian partners. 
Given the complexity and diversity of food value chains, and the contexts within which they operate, the VALUMICS project offers a comprehensive and multi-dimensional scope that will go beyond the current state of art to provide new approaches and tools for stakeholders on several fronts. This includes new modelling approaches, consumer research, foresight analysis and synthesis into policy options, adding new perspectives for policy makers, both in government and within the food industry sector. The dynamics within the food systems will be modelled using a causal loop analysis framework, covering the interconnected value, supply, and decision chains. The causality dynamics framework for the VALUMICS project methodological approach will be implemented as a key driver of the project work through workshops involving stakeholders. The causal loop framework will be built with involvement of all participants in the project in order to construct a shared vision of the overall system.
VALUMICS will challenge and go beyond previous research limitations and boundaries through a highly cross-functional project design that will provide a bridging analysis across the economic, environmental and social dimensions previously kept separate. This whole chain analysis perspective will deliver comparative assessments at the European level and beyond. The case studies will cover short supply chains, with local and national analysis, as well as reaching global food chains relevant for sustainable food and nutrition security in Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HASKOLI ISLANDS
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Iceland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 095 863,86

Participants (21)

SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 516 250
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 78 536,25
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 487 590
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 416 881,25
Address
Hagenauer Strasse 30
42107 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 209 580
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 124 125
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
16500 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 495 551,25
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER AGRARENTWICKLUNG IN TRANSFORMATIONSOEKONOMIEN (IAMO)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 295
Address
Theodor Lieser Strasse 2
06120 Halle Saale
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES
France
EU contribution
€ 508 695
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75007 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 318 555
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 162,50
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400 Oostende
Activity type
Other
MARKMAR EHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 426 187,50
Address
Dunhaga 5
107 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 25 499,88
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE INDUSTRIAS DE LA ALIMENTACION Y BEBIDAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 468,75
Address
Calle Velazquez 64 3 Planta
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Other
ART-ER-SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 713,75
Address
Via Piero Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna Bo
Activity type
Other
ERVET - EMILIA ROMAGNA VALORIZZAZIONE ECONOMICA TERRITORIO SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via G B Morgagni 6
40122 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 326 623,75
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSIST SOFTWARE SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 108 750
Address
Strada Tipografiei 1
720043 Suceava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRUONG DAI HOC KINH TE THANH PHO HO CHI MINH
Vietnam
EU contribution
€ 57 671,25
Address
59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street Ward 6 District 3
700000 Ho Chi Minh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REWE INTERNATIONAL DIENSTLEISTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Iz No-sud, Objekt 16, Strasse 3
2355 Wiener Neudorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)