Grant Agreement No. 311778
EU: FP7-KBBE-2012-6-single stage (SP1-Cooperation)
01/02/2013 – 31/01/2016
Resource People UAB:
Mario Giampietro (PI), Tiziano Gomiero, Gonzalo Gamboa, Marina Di Masso, Sara Mingorria, Sandra Bukkens
The three-year project commences on 1st February 2013 and the overall objective is to integrate advancement in scientific knowledge about the impact of food chains with the application of knowledge about practice, in order to increase the sustainability of food chains through the development of both public policies and private strategies. This will be achieved by a range of research measures, that include: developing and validating a ‘performance criteria matrix’ for assessing and comparing food chains across a range of geographical scales; building a database of quantifiable indicators on the impact of specific food chains; developing methodologies that can better overcome the problems of comparing the impact of different food chains both within and between sectors; assessing how the notion of ‘performance’ within food chains is perceived by stakeholders in different national contexts; assessing both the actual and potential role of public and private policies in relation to food chains, and to make policy recommendations; and to build a network that can turn the advancements made in terms of scientific knowledge, into decision making tools for a range of organizations.