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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

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)

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LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 502 500

UNIVERSITATEA DIN ORADEA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

JIHOCESKA UNIVERZITA V CESKYCH BUDEJOVICICH

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 505 750

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 850 375

AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL POST SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING ASSOCIATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 485 750

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 454 000

BIOINSTITUT OPS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 282 500

STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 185 000

AGRODIATROFIKI SIMPRAKSI TIS PERIFERIAS KENTRIKIS MAKEDONIAS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 123 750

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES

France

EU Contribution

€ 393 625

DEUTSCHE WELTHUNGERHILFE E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 305 750

SEKEM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION - SDF

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 103 750

MEKELLE UNIVERSITY

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 128 750

DIETHNES PANEPISTIMIO ELLADOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 43 750

ALEXANDREIO TECHNOLOGIKO EKPAIDEITIKO IDRYMA THESSALONIKIS

Greece

ISEKI-Food Association

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 328 750

KOBENHAVNS PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 20 868,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SCIENZE GASTRONOMICHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 150

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 97 500

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 534 131,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 771738

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 7 000 000

Coordinated by:

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden