The causality dynamics framework for the VALUMICS project methodological approach will be implemented as a key driver of the project work. This work will employ causality based framework as a tool for the VALUMICS project to analyze the structure, dynamics and governance of food value chains. The groundwork laid by this work package will drive the VALUMICS consortium to meet the food chain challenges, drawing on theory, literature, other projects, clusters, and existing information channels through establishing a con
sistent methodology employed in all the project’s work packages. The causal loop framework will be built with involvement of all participants in the project to construct a shared vision of the overall system, and mobilizing stakeholders, from the partners’ industrial networks, including from companies from primary producers (e.g. farmers), through primary (e.g. dairies) and secondary (e.g. packaged foods) processors, to logistics (e.g. transport and cold chains) and retail (providing a link to customers).
The key objectives are:
- to implement the causality dynamics framework as a key driver of the project work through workshops involving stakeholders.
- to build the causal loop framework with involvement of all participants in the project to construct a shared vision of the overall system.