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VALUMICS – Understanding food value chains and network dynamics

Research domain:
Agricultural value chains

Project duration:
01.06.2017 - 30.09.2021

The overall objective of the VALUMICS project is to provide decision makers throughout food value chains with a comprehensive suite of approaches and tools that will enable them to evaluate the impact of strategic and operational policies, and enhance the resilience, integrity and sustainability of food value chains for European countries. The VALUMICS project offers a comprehensive and multi-dimensional scope that will go beyond the current state of art to provide new approaches and tools for stakeholders on several fronts. This includes new modelling approaches, consumer research, foresight analysis and synthesis into policy options, adding new perspectives for policy makers, both in government and within the food industry sector. The dynamics within the food systems will be modelled using a causal loop analysis framework, covering the interconnected value, supply, and decision chains.


  • Coordination: University of Iceland, Iceland Website
  • SINTEF Ocean, Norway Website
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Finland Website
  • University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Website
  • Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Germany Website
  • Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy Website
  • Czech University of Agriculture Prague, Czech Republic Website
  • University College Dublin, Ireland Website
  • Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany
  • Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), France Website
  • University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom Website
  • European Aquaculture Society (EAS), Belgium Website
  • MarkMar ehf, Iceland Website
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden Website
  • FIAB Federacion Espanola de Industrias de la Alimentacion Y Bebidas, Spain Website
  • ERVET – Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione Economica Territorio SpA, Italy Website
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology LUT, Finland Website
  • Assist Software SRL, Romania Website
  • University of Economic Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Website
  • China Agricultural University, China Website
  • REWE International DienstleistungGmbH, Austria Website