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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.
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Coordinator

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Address

Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik

Iceland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 091 226,24

Participants (21)

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SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 516 250

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 78 536,25

THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 467 590

COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 402 081,25

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 194 580

CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 124 125

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 495 551,25

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER AGRARENTWICKLUNG IN TRANSFORMATIONSOEKONOMIEN (IAMO)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 377 295

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

France

EU Contribution

€ 468 070

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 318 555

EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE SOCIETY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 80 162,50

MARKMAR EHF

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 426 187,50

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 130 562,50

FEDERACION ESPANOLA DE INDUSTRIAS DE LA ALIMENTACION Y BEBIDAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 468,75

ART-ER-SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 136 713,75

ERVET - EMILIA ROMAGNA VALORIZZAZIONE ECONOMICA TERRITORIO SPA

Italy

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 326 623,75

ASSIST SOFTWARE SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 108 750

TRUONG DAI HOC KINH TE THANH PHO HO CHI MINH

Vietnam

EU Contribution

€ 57 671,25

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

REWE INTERNATIONAL DIENSTLEISTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727243

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 327 922,49

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 999,99

Coordinated by:

HASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland