PRIMA Call for Proposals: Agro-food Value Chain 2019

Although several initiatives aiming at collecting molecular information about farming plants and livestock, and the derived foods, are currently going on, a comprehensive shared repository of digital information about the Mediterranean foods is still lacking. The creation of reference databases would foster the necessary harmonisation of the analytical methods and data validation among different laboratories, two stringent requirements for the creation of a trans-national authenticity and traceability system that specifically address the identification of animal breeds, plant varieties, geographical origin and production protocols characterizing the traditional Mediterranean foods.
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The Mediterranean traditional food products are generally recognized for their high nutritional and sensorial value, based also on local specificities and natural biodiversity of their sources, and on traditional know how and experience in food processing, preparation and nutrition requirements. Mediterranean biodiversity is outstanding comprising 15.000 – 25.000 botanical species, 60% of which are unique to the region. However, it is estimated that only 10% of the crop varieties cultivated in the past are still being farmed, mainly because of their low productivity. The valorisation of Mediterranean animal breeds and plant varieties, as sources of foods and natural bioactive compounds, requires their unequivocal traceability and characterization, based on state-of-the-art methods and technologies which univocally define their Mediterranean origin in a global context, as well as their quality and safety. Although several initiatives aiming at collecting molecular information about farming plants and livestock, and the derived foods, are currently going on, a comprehensive shared repository of digital information about the Mediterranean foods is still lacking. The creation of reference databases would foster the necessary harmonisation of the analytical methods and data validation among different laboratories, two stringent requirements for the creation of a trans-national authenticity and traceability system that specifically address the identification of animal breeds, plant varieties, geographical origin and production protocols characterizing the traditional Mediterranean foods.

Scope

Proposals should focus on developing and implementing innovative solutions, technological tools and/or digital solutions and protocols to achieve traceability and confirm authenticity of Mediterranean food products  (excluded Olive oil) aiming to detect fraud in traditional Mediterranean food products.

Proposals should focus on products with high added value, most exposed to fraud and valorise productions that have been discontinued but hold nutritional value and are important for biodiversity conservation. Proposal should also aim at creating trans-national networks of laboratories, validating and harmonizing protocols, sharing open-data on food products of the Mediterranean tradition, providing a robust support for certification and control bodies, and building capacity in key enabling technologies related  to authenticity and traceability.

Grant Information

Total indicative amount allocated to this call is EUR 6.4 million

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legal entities established in the following countries and territories will be eligible to receive funding through PRIMA grants:
    • The PRIMA Participating States (PS) :
      • The following Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU): Croatia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia. It includes the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to these Member States.
      • The following Third Countries associated to Horizon 2020 (AC): Israel, Tunisia, and Turkey.
      • The following Third Countries not associated to Horizon 2020 (TC), upon condition that they have concluded international agreements for scientific and technological cooperation setting out the terms and conditions of their participation in PRIMA: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco.
    • Any legal entity created under Union law.
    • Any international European interest organization, as defined in point (12) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1290/20134. For these two types of entities (b, c), their place of establishment is not relevant
    • Any international organization (IO) or any legal entity established in countries not listed above as PS will be eligible for funding provided that at least one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
      • Participation is deemed to be essential for carrying out the action;
      • Such funding is provided under a bilateral scientific and technological agreement or any other arrangement between the Union and the international organization or, for entities established in a country, which is not a Participating State, the country in which the legal entity is established.

Dateline for submission: 28 February 2019

 

Source: PRIMA

Illustration Photo: Dolma is a family of stuffed dishes common in the Mediterranean cuisine and surrounding regions including the Balkans, the South Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East. (source: Wikipedia) (credits: jojo nicdao / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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