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Making Agricultural Trade Sustainable

Objective

MATS aims to identify key leverage points for changes in agricultural trade policy that foster the positive and reduce the negative impacts of trade on environmental sustainability and human well-being. Focus is on improving the design, governance and implementation of trade regimes and policies at private sector, national, EU, African and global levels.

The key operational features of MATS are:
a) a set of 15 in-depth country, regional and product case studies to provide a deeper understanding of the conditions for sustainable trade, an integrated multi-model simulation and assessment of linkages with agricultural market, trade and investment dynamics, and an analy-sis of institutional, regulatory and legal frameworks;
b) a multi-stakeholder backcasting approach that builds on recent research related to transformative change and social innovation, and that uses novel participatory methods and platforms to explore transition pathways towards sustainable trade;
c) a clustering with other trade-related research projects to benefit from synergies, and a major role for sector representatives, social movements and policymakers in framing analyses, co-assessing linkages, and deriving policy recommendations.

MATS has the ambition to set a new benchmark in trade policy analysis.

The main project outputs will be:
(1) New quantitative and qualitative insights on the interactions between agricultural markets, trade, investments, policy, environmental sustainability and human well-being.
(2) A set of Discussion Papers and Policy Briefs, incl. recommendations for enhancing the coherence of agricultural and trade policies with the SDGs.
(3) An enhanced civil society–stakeholder–policy dialogue that is supported by an evidence-based communication platform – the Sustainable Trade Hub.
(4) A set of innovative research tools for the analysis of the interactions between agricultural trade, agricultural investments, policy, environmental sustainability and human well-being.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-2
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Coordinator

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 910 912,50

Participants (13)

KNOWLEDGE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 625
Address
Via San Giovanni Battista 2
21057 Olgiate Olona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA TRADE INFORMATION AND NEGOTIATIONS INSTITUTE SEATINI-UGANDA LIMITED
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 132 742,50
Address
Plot 806 Bukoto-kisaasi Road
Kampala
Activity type
Other
CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI- C.R.P.A. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 251 000
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCIO IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 232 950
Address
Tech. Park Lefkippos, P. Grigoriou & Neapoleos Str
153 41 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 357 637,50
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 230 240
Address
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 144 678,75
Address
51 Uporoto Street Ursino Estate
255 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Other
OXFAM SOLIDARITE - OXFAM SOLIDARITEIT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 534 500
Address
Vier Windenstraat 60
1080 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 187,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 197 550
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 101 991,25
Address
Hoffman Street 11
2531 Potchefstroom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 157 100
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 219 611,25
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments