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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

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)

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 198 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOGSKOLEN I MOLDE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Britvegen 2
6411 Molde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOUNDATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 000
Address
29 Wellington Street, Central Square, 5Th Floor
LS1 4DL Leeds
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (8)

TRUONG DAI HOC NONG LAM - THANH PHO HO CHI MINH
Vietnam
Address
Linh Trung Ward Thu Duc District
70000 Ho Chi Minh City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Thailand
Address
2, Prachan Road
10200 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Zhejiang University
China
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DALIAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Administration Building Dalian Maritime University
116026 Dalian
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONG TY TNHH LUONG THUC TAN VUONG
Vietnam
Address
Nhon Hoa Hamlet Nhon My Commune Cho Moi District An Giang Province
An Giang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Thai National Shippers' Council

Participation ended

Thailand
Address
1168/97,32Nd Floor,zone C Lumpini Tower Blg., Rama Iv Road
10120 Bangkok
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Phyathai Road 254 Pathumwan
10330 Bangkok
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONGTY TNHH HOA LAM
Vietnam
Address
Phu Sen Village, Hoa Dinh Tay Commune, Phu Hoa District
Phu Yen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)