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Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and 'low input' supply chains'

Objective

The proposed INTEGRATED PROJECT (IP) aims to improve QUALITY, ensure SAFETYand REDUCE COST along the organic and "low input" food SUPPLY CHAINS through research, dissemination and training activities. It focuses on increasing VALUE to both CONSUMERS and PRODUCERS and on supporting the development of REALISITC BUSINESS PLANS for all components of the food chain, using a FORK TO FARM approach. The proposed project has 4 MAIN OBJECTIVES: 1. To IDENTIFY CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS, perceptions and actual BUYING BEHAVIOURS towards organic and "low input" foods to enable such farming systems to be developed "in tune" with consumer expectations, using a range of consumer surveys/test marketing methodologies (7% of project effort). 2. To QUANTIFY the IMPACT of current organic and "low input" MANAGEMENT PRACTICES on the nutritional, sensory, microbiological and toxicological QUALITY/SAFETY of foods, using multi-factorial field trials and food analytical & nutritional experiments/surveys (30% of effort). 3. To DEVELOP novel strategies/TECHNOLOGIES which improve the QUALITY, ensure SAFETY and reduce production COST throughout the organic and "low input" food supply chains. This will be achieved by a combination of laboratory and field research, including "FARMER PARTICIPATORY" approaches and will be facilitated through involvement of 10 industry partner (6 SMEs) representing primary production, processing, marketing, services and quality assurance businesses (55% of effort). 4. To IDENTIFY SOCIO-ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY IMPACTS of project innovations and efficiently DISSEMINATE project results and provide TRAINING opportunities to user and stakeholder groups and junior scientists (8% of effort).

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-FOOD-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (34)

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU
Switzerland
Address
Ackerstrasse
Frick
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
Germany
Address
Mönchebergstr. 19
Kassel
CAMPDEN AND CHORLEYWOOD FOOD RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Station Road, Chipping Campden
Gloucester
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, King Street
Aberystwyth
STICHTING FENOMENOLOGISCHE NATUURWETENSCHAP: LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
Address
Hoofdstraat 24
Driebergen
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
Bologna
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
Paris
WARSAW AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Nowoursynowska 166
Warszawa
UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES VIENNA
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendelstr. 33
Vienna
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
Address
Quinta De Prados, Campus Universitario, Apart 202
Vila Real
TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Ionni Athitaki & Gianni Kornarou
Iraklio/crete
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Technicka 5
Praha 6
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Bar-ilan University
Ramat Gan
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 4
Helsinki
TUBITAK - MARMARA RESEARCH CENTER
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221, Kavaklidere
Ankara
INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF BONN
Germany
Address
Regine-pacis-weg 3
Bonn
UNIVERSITY OF BASEL
Switzerland
INSTITUTE OF GRASSLAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
United Kingdom
UNIVERSITAT HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
Schloss 1
Stuttgart
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Address
Piazza Roma 22
Ancona
GRANAROLO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Cadriano 27/2
Bologna
ROGER WHITE
United Kingdom
Address
Westhorpe House, West End
Benington
GUABER S.P.A.
Italy
PROBIOTICAL S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Mattei, 3
Novara
GILCHESTERS ORGANICS
United Kingdom
Address
Hawkwell
Stamfordham
AGRO ECO CONSULTANCY B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Molenstraat 60
Bennekom
EIDGENOSSISCHES VOLKSWIRTSCHAFTSDEPARTEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Mattenhofstrasse 5
Bern
GROUPE DE RECHERCHE ET D'ECHANGES TECHNOLOGIQUES
France
Address
Rue Lafayette 213
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
Address
Ellison Building, Ellison Place
Newcastle Upon Tyne
INSTITUTE FOR VEGETABLE AND ORNAMENTAL CROPS
Germany
Address
Theodor Echtermeyer Weg 1
Grobbeeren
ISARA LYON
France
Address
31 Place Bellecour
Lyon
CENTRO COLTURE SPERIMENTALE VALLE D'AOSTA S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Frazione Olleyes 9
Quart (Aosta)