Outcomes

Scientific Publications, Reports, Presentations, Magazines and Workshops

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The report provides a framework that categorises the different European Union (EU) policies, laws and governance actions identified as impacting upon food value chains in the defined areas of: fairer trading practices, food integrity (food safety and authenticity), and sustainability collaborations along food value chains

David Barling_UH_Fairness and sustainability in
food supply chains and public policy

Sigurdur Bogason_UoI_Modelling fairness in Food Value Chains – Developing quantitative indicators

Gudbrandsdottir I. Y., Cook D., Olafsdottir G., Oddsson G., Bogason S.G., University of Iceland, Stefansson H., University of Reykjavík, McGarraghy S., University College Dublin, National University of Ireland

Maitri Thakur_SINTEF Ocean_Impact hotspot analysis of Norwegian farmed salmon value chain

Maitri Thakur, Wenhao Chen, Shraddha Mehta, Nicholas M. Holden, Gudrun Olafsdottir

Gudrun Olafsdottir_University of Iceland_Governance and perceived power in the salmon value chain 

Gudrun Olafsdottir, David Cook, Shraddha Mehta, Ingunn YrGudbrandsdottir, Maitri Thakur, and Sigurdur G. Bogason

Rossen Kazakov_University College Dublin_Modelling market agent behaviour in food value chain systems

Seán McGarraghy, Rossen Kazakov, Ingunn Gudbrandsdottir Gu›rún Ólafsdóttir

Market Power in EU Food Processing Sector: A Stochastic Frontier Approach

Lukas Cechura Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (CULS)

The case of Arctic char land based aquaculture production in Iceland

Ingunn Gudbrandsdottir, Gudrun Olafsdottir, Anna Olafsdottir, Harald Sverdrup, Sigurdur Bogason. Icelandic System Dynamics Center, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science

Applying system analysis to understand food value chain dynamics, the case of VALUMICS H2020 project

Sigurdur Bogason, Ingunn Gudbrandsdottir, Gudrun Olafsdottir, Anna Olafsdottir, Harald Sverdrup, Icelandic System Dynamics Center, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Kristinn Jakobson, Hildigunnur Sigurdardottir, MarkMar

Applying System Analysis and System Dynamics Modelling in Complex Research Projects -the Case of VALUMICS

Anna HuldaOlafsdottir, Ingunn Yr Gudbrandsdottir, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Gunnar Stefansson, Gudrun Olafsdottir, Sigurdur Bogason. Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Modeling of integrated supply-, value-and decision chains within food systems

Ingunn Gudbrandsdottir, Anna Olafsdottir, Harald Sverdrup, Sigurdur Bogason, Gudrun Olafsdottir and Gunnar Stefansson

Maitri Thakura, Shraddha Mehta_SINTEF Ocean_Mapping decision mechanisms in food supply systems – A case of Norwegian salmon supply chain

Shraddha Mehta on behalf of SINTEF and UCD presented a poster on the preliminary results from the Social LCA indicator survey in Task 4.5

Applying System Analysis and System Dynamics Modelling in Complex Research Projects -the Case of VALUMICS

Anna HuldaOlafsdottir, Ingunn Yr Gudbrandsdottir, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Gunnar Stefansson, Gudrun Olafsdottir, Sigurdur Bogason. Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

Modeling of integrated supply-, value-and decision chains within food systems

Ingunn Gudbrandsdottir, Anna Olafsdottir, Harald Sverdrup, Sigurdur Bogason, Gudrun Olafsdottir and Gunnar Stefansson

VALUMICS is developing approaches and tools to analyse the structure, dynamics, resilience and impact of food chains on food security, economic development and the environment. EAS is one of the 20 VALUMICS partners. Read the full article from the EAS magazine September issue

Authors: G. Olafsdottir, S. Mehta, R. Richardsen, D. Cook, I.Y. Gudbrandsdottir, M. Thakur, A. Lane, S.G. Bogason

Explore the work that has been done by VALUMICS during its first year on system dynamics causality-based modelling framework analysis. Check out the VALUMICS article featured in the March EAS magazine issue

Authors: I.Y. Gudrbrandsdottir, G. Olafsdottir, S.G. Bogason

Future Scenario Workshop

Towards a sustainable European Food System: implications for Food Value Chains?

The stakeholder workshop took place in Brussels, Belgium 19 November 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to introduce the VALUMICS Value Chain Scenarios. The stakeholders were presented with the question: "How could / should European food value chains (FVC) be transformed in terms of their structure, governance, business models, etc., to accompany a transition towards a truly sustainable, fairer and more resilient European food system?"

VALUMICS Stakeholder Workshop

IDDRI, France, 17/09/19

In the VALUMICS project, IDDRI works at the interface between multiple work packages, while focusing on the wheat-to-bread and dairy-to-milk supply chains. In line with its WP8 activities (scenario development), IDDRI organized a workshop on 17 September 2019 which gathered
50 stakeholders from the French food and agricultural sector.

In the VALUMICS project, IDDRI works at the interface between multiple work packages, while focusing on the wheat-to-bread and dairy-to-milk supply chains. In line with its WP8 activities (scenario development), IDDRI organized a workshop on 17 September 2019 which gathered
50 stakeholders from the French food and agricultural sector.

The objective of this workshop was two-fold:

1- Develop hypotheses on the potential transformations of the wheat-to-bread and dairy-to-milk supply chains in various contexts (civil society-led to market-led scenarios) in order to analyse their impact on jobs and revenues. To this end, the key parameters addressed included: production systems, product mix and the agri-food industry network.

2- Identify policy options to support sustainable, fair and resilient food value chains

Regional Wheat to Bread Case Study Workshop

Paris, France 13.11.2018

The main objective of the workshop was to characterize current dynamics in the wheat sector and value chain in the Ile de France region and identify the main issues to strengthen the sustainability of the sector

National stakeholder Interest Network

Oslo, 19th September 2018

The main objective of the workshop was to discuss the definitions of sustainability, resilience and integrity in context of different food value chains and understand how these are measured in these value chains.

The discussion rounds during the workshop were aimed on defining key indicators that can be used to measure the performance of Norwegian food value chains with respect to
sustainability, integrity and resilience. The discussions gave a better understanding of the food industry's measures to improve the current state of food value chains and tackle the challenges connected to these three priority areas.

Regional Dairy Stakeholder Workshop

Trévarez, France 26.06.2018

The main objective of the workshop was to characterise current dynamics in the dairy sector and identify the main issues to strengthen the sustainability of the sector. The programme included presentation of preliminary results by the IDDRI-VALUMICS team (30 minutes) followed by discussions.

Section One: Income maintenance / resilience

The discussions were divided into the three topics:
1. How long will Europe be able to contribute around €20,000 per Breton farm? Indeed, in livestock farming: a large part of the income is made up of CAP aid, how can income be maintained in the context of a downward trend in aid?
2. Concerning public aid: will those who strengthen their position in productivity and competition really be able to be paid by the market? (In so far as this is not currently the case since, they are very largely dependent on public subsidies).
3. Concerning insurance: for some participants, this is already "a first step towards reducing public aid to private insurance companies", which would be a different form of governance if it were to take the form of a collectively managed mutual fund (but this is not the advanced model)