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Educating the next generation of professionals in the agrifood system

Objective

NEXTFOOD will drive the crucial transition to more sustainable and competitive agrifood and forestry systems development by designing and implementing education and training systems to prepare budding or already practicing professionals with competencies to push the green shift in our rapidly changing society. NEXTFOOD will challenge the linear view of knowledge transfer as a top-down process from research to advice and practice, and support the transition to more learner-centric, participatory, action-based and action-oriented education and learning in agrifood and forestry systems. In several pioneering case studies, covering agrifood and forestry systems in Europe, Asia and Africa, farmers solve real challenges related to sustainability together with researchers, students and other relevant stakeholders while developing both green technical skills and soft collaborative competencies.
NEXTFOOD will assure quality in research and education by creating a peer-review system for evaluation of practice-oriented research outputs focusing on sustainability and practical usefulness. In addition, we will develop an international accreditation framework for education and training in fields relevant to sustainable agrifood and forestry systems. An innovative action research process will guide the NEXTFOOD project’s development in a cyclical manner, ensuring that the research process and actual case studies are ever-improving. This will exemplify how practice-oriented research can be instrumental to achieve: better collaboration between university and society, more innovation in the agrifood and forestry systems sector, and a progressive agrifood community ready to tackle complex sustainability challenges of the 21st century

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 287 350

Participants (20)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 502 500
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA DIN ORADEA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Universitatii Str 1
410087 Oradea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 505 750
Address
Branisovska 31A
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 850 375
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL POST SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING ASSOCIATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 485 750
Address
Marinou Antypa 54 23
55102 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 454 000
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOINSTITUT OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 282 500
Address
Ondrejova 489/13, Chvalkovice
779 00 Olomouc
Activity type
Other
STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Uppsala Science Park
75183 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRODIATROFIKI SIMPRAKSI TIS PERIFERIAS KENTRIKIS MAKEDONIAS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
26Th Oktovriou, 64
546 27 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES
France
EU contribution
€ 393 625
Address
Rue Newton 11
75116 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHE WELTHUNGERHILFE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 750
Address
Friedrich Ebert Strasse 1
53173 Bonn
Activity type
Other
SEKEM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION - SDF
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Cairo Belbes Desert Road 3
1535 Cairo
Activity type
Other
MEKELLE UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 128 750
Address
Tiray Regional State
Mekelle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIETHNES PANEPISTIMIO ELLADOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 43 750
Address
14Th Km Thessalonikis Moudania
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALEXANDREIO TECHNOLOGIKO EKPAIDEITIKO IDRYMA THESSALONIKIS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sindos Thessaloniki
57400 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VEREIN ISEKI-FOOD EUROPAISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR DIE INTEGRATION DER LEBENSMITTELWISSINSCHAFT UND -TECHNOLGIE IN DIE LEBENSMITTELVERSORGUNGSKETTE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 328 750
Address
Muthgasse 18
1190 Wien
Activity type
Other
KOBENHAVNS PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLE

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 20 868,75
Address
Humletorvet 3
1799 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SCIENZE GASTRONOMICHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 296 150
Address
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 9 Frazione Pollenzo
12042 Bra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
EU contribution
€ 97 500
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 534 131,25
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments