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Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) 2020

Med Food TTHubs : Trace & Trust Hubs for MED food

Italy ; Portugal ; Spain ; Tunisia ; Egypt ; Greece ; Jordan

Long-term Europe-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

Titre : Med Food TTHubs : Trace & Trust Hubs for MED food

Pays/Région : Italy ; Portugal ; Spain ; Tunisia ; Egypt ; Greece ; Jordan

Date : Start date 2020-04-01 End date 2023-03-31

Identifiant : 277-MED FOOD TTHUBS
Type de projet : Development and innovation oriented (research) project

Even though Mediterranean food products are generally recognized for their high nutritional and sensorial value, there is a lack of trust concerning the origin of raw materials (eg. fruits, vegetables, livestock, fish) and the quality of the processes starting from cultivation and breeding until packaging and transport. This lack of trust poses obstacles to the sustainability and competitiveness of small and medium agro-enterprises (SMAEs) into local and global value chains (LVCs and GVCs). The markets around the world are adapting to these novel needs and the food producers must also be adapted in order to be part of a supply chain where chain of custody is a critical factor.

The solution that Med Food TTHubs brings is geared to achieve, over a 36-month work plan : * Safer and more sustainable Mediterranean food products for people around the world * Full transparency concerning the traceability and authenticity of these products towards the creation of an end-to-end trust-chain in the food sector

The aim of the Med Food TTHubs is i)the establishment and ii) the pilot operation of seven (7) Trace & Trust Hubs, which will form a permanent transnational network playing the role of a one-stop-shop for traceability and authenticity for ‘added value’ Mediterranean food products in each of the countries involved. Med Food TTHubs project will support the implementation of full-path tracing practices through the whole distribution channel from seed to shelf. For that purpose, Med Food TTHubs will develop and support the operation of a “Voluntary Scheme of Traceability (VST) of MED foods”, which will be a common protocol for the network of these Hubs, acting as a point of reference for the products of the different involved areas. This protocol will include detailed guidelines, audit procedures and KPIs in relation to practices and processes towards traceable, authenticated and of high nutritional quality products.

Coordinateur : National Center for Research and Technology (CERTH)
Partenaires : Green Projects University of Patras Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) INOV Higher School of Engineers of Medjez el Beb (ESIM) Tecnoalimenti Engineering Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

Financement principal : Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) (H2020)
Budget : 1 519 000 EUR

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