The H2020-VALUMICS Final Event - webinar
The VALUMICS project is hosting a final conference event on 21 September 2021 to present overall key results. The project is now in the last of 52 months of activities and by hosting this webinar the participants will share results and open further dialogue on the findings and possible policy directed implications.
Key findings from the VALUMICS project on the functioning of European food value chains and their impacts on more sustainable, resilient, fairer, and transparent food system will be presented at the final conference. The functioning of food value chains entails a complex organisation from farm to fork which is characterised by various governance forms and externalities which have shaped the overall food system. VALUMICS explores the interconnections of the case studies selected (wheat, dairy, beef, salmon and tomato) and results demonstrate the need to view the food system as a whole. The VALUMICS results obtained through application of a suite of tools highlights the various impacts and explores how foresight scenarios and transition pathways may influence fairness, integrity, sustainability, and resilience of food value chains. Policy and governance analysis, mapping of material and information flows, life cycle assessments, economic analysis and modelling approaches have been developed. This includes optimised logistics, and simulation of risk & resilience and fairness in terms of fair value distribution in the chain. Finally, consumer behaviour studies provide further insights.
Co-creation methodology has enabled active participation of food value chain actors in the project work, and this has added value to the findings.
We plan to engage the audience participating in the webinar event and advice all interested in the understanding of food value chain dynamics to save the date and register for the event. Also, visit our website (www.valumics.eu) to view reports, scientific papers published and the series of Briefs capturing in condensed format highlights of the project results.
Participants can prepare questions and comments in advance by visiting SLIDO setup for the event here
SLIDO event code #192085
- Hildigunnur Sigurdardóttir