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Knowledge-based Sustainable vAlue-added food chains: innovative tooLs for monitoring ethical, environmental and Socio-economical impActs and implementing Eu-Latin America shared strategies

Objective

According to bilateral Eu-Latin America cooperation agreements, there is a mutual interest in developing strategies to tackle Latin American eco-challenges by promoting social cohesion, economic development, and improving food SMEs markets access. SALSA defines an integrated strategy for reducing negative socio-economic and environmental impact of soya bean and beef chains. The rationale is that these productions influence Latin America eco-challenges, reduction in food security and exclusion of SMEs and smaller farmers from market. SALSA belief is that sustainable competitiveness derives from multi-facet determinants that need to be jointly considered to reach a grass root development. The adoption of guidelines for sustainable agro-food productions is constrained by the lack of: i) technical and managerial solutions able to lower costs and cultural barriers for small farmers and SMEs; ii) research and training supporting new knowledge transfer among the food chain stakeholders and research institutions; iii) consumers and policy makers awareness. SALSA aims at developing monitoring tools based on a Life Cycle thinking approach suitable for integrating ethical, environmental and socio-economical impacts in one consistent model. SALSA provides sustainable solutions (strategies and processes) suitable to support farmers and SMEs relations within entire food chains. Shared benefits for end-users will derive from an increased efficiency of knowledge-based sustainable food production and management: fairer food chain relations, higher incomes, safer and better quality food, reduced environmental burden. SALSA added value relies on strengthening the EU- Latin America cooperation between leading institutions and industries; a joint EU-Latin America Industrial Platform will exploit the results. Guidelines will be produced for the benefits of food chain stakeholders and policy makers to improve food production sustainability and EU-Latin America trade relations.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 458 216,50
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Ms.)

Participants (11)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 400 057
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ineke Van Driel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 800
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 252 440
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll (Mr.)
PROQUANTIS LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 281 300
Address
Nipkowstrasse 10
53125 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Schiefer (Prof.)
Campden BRI Magyarorszag Nonprofit Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 243 679
Address
Haller U 2
1096 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gyula Dégen (Mr.)
Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 219 994
Address
Av. P.h. Rolfs S/n
36570-000 Viçosa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis Claudio Costa (Prof.)
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 212 992
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rodolfo Godoy (Dr.)
Round Table On Responsible Soy Association
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 202 125
Address
Utoquai 29/31
Zurich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Veronica Chorkulak (Ms.)
BEROEPSVERENIGING VAN DE MENGVOEDERFABRIKANTEN VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 52 002
Address
Gasthuisstraat 31
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marleen Vranckx (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 209 587,50
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Salud Rubio Lozano (Dr.)
FUNDACION SOLIDARIDAD LATINOAMERICANA
Panama
EU contribution
€ 186 300
Address
Avenida Samuel Lewis Torre Adr Piso
Panama City
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Verena De Brey (Ms.)