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EC-Asia Research Network on Integration of Global and Local Agri-Food Supply Chains Towards Sustainable Food Security

EC-Asia Research Network on Integration of Global and Local Agri-Food Supply Chains Towards Sustainable Food Security

Objective

The proposed research will bring together researchers from a number of disciplines to address a global challenge in achieving sustainability and resilience of agri-food supply chains. The research targets solutions to the challenge related to a food security strategy debate on global sourcing and self-sufficiency. With increasing concerns about climate change and environmental impact and associated risks, further complexity has been brought into this argument on the supply and sourcing strategy issues and a number of key questions need to be answered urgently. From the business perspective, whether promoting the practice of local agri-food systems indicates efficient and sustainable resource use? From the geographical supply market perspective, whether diversified sourcing and international trade have promoted sustainable and resilient agri-food supply? These arguments should not merely lead to options of the geographical focus of agri-food production and sourcing strategies. Instead, the solutions require in-depth understanding of interactions and trade-offs amongst different locally characterised options and should lead to place based ecologically harmonious local agri-food systems demonstrating the sustainability value and contributing global agri-food supply chains. For this purpose, this project aims to identify place based policy and solution framework to support local ecological system and sustain agri-food production, meet bioenergy needs and reduce waste, while best interface food and non-food input and output to global markets. Effective approaches will be developed to leverage the benefits in the context of Multi-level (geographical scale), Multi-dimension performance measurement (sustainable and resilient agri-food supply) of agri-food supply chains (MMAFS). The multidisciplinary group ranging from economics, management, science and engineering have been set up to form a strong platform for research and knowledge exchange to carry out this research.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Address

Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7zx Liverpool

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 193 500

Participants (5)

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LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 198 000

HOGSKOLEN I MOLDE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 189 000

GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOUNDATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 63 000

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TRUONG DAI HOC NONG LAM - THANH PHO HO CHI MINH

THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY

Zhejiang University

DALIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY

CONG TY TNHH LUONG THUC TAN VUONG

Thai National Shippers' Council

CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY

CONGTY TNHH HOA LAM

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777742

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 255 500

  • EU contribution

    € 1 003 500

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom