FoodSecure

Keywords

food security, food price volatility, nutrition, risk mitigation, policy evaluation, technological innovation, institutional innovation, short-term modelling

Countries

multi

Summary

ZEF is one of the leading research partners in a research consortium to carry out a European Commission-funded project within its Seventh Framework Programme. The project title is “Exploring the future of global food and nutrition security” (FOODSECURE). Submitted in response to the EC-FP7 call entitled “Economic, social and political conditions for satisfying the world food needs”, the project aims at improving the resilience of the global food system, by providing a means to mitigate risks and uncertainties in the world food system caused by economic and climatic shocks, while providing for sustainable economic growth.

Methodology

Notably, researchers at ZEF have as tasks to describe and assess research and innovations products and institutions of relevance to food and nutrition security (FNS), to evaluate science and technology policies and priority setting in the context of FNS and more generally of sustainable and green growth strategies, nationally in developing countries and in relation to the international science system, as well as to analyze the relationship between FNS, land use and the exploitation of natural resources such as soils, water and ecosystems.

Further, ZEF researchers will lead the consortium’s work in the short term forecasting of price volatility and its impacts on FNS. In the end, a toolbox for the short term forecasting of FNS (i.e. In a time frame of 3 to 36 months) will be developed to identify appropriate responses to food price spikes and their impacts on FNS, including institutional and policy responses and the use of emergency food stocks.

Main Cooperation Partners

LEI-WUR, IFPRI, INRA, KU Leuven, CCAP, IAE, IHEID, IIASA, EC JRC, PBL, Prospex, SAU, URoma3, IDDRI, EEPRI, EMBRAPA, CIRAD

Main Funding Partners

EC FP7

Publications

see homepage FoodSecure

Duration of the Project

The project started on March 1st 2012 and will run for 5 years.

Project Homepage
http://www.foodsecure.eu
Team

Contact

Nicolas Gerber

Dr. Nicolas Gerber

Phone.:
+49-228-73-1883

Project Homepage
http://www.foodsecure.eu