Project: Cross-Border Climate Vulnerabilities and Remote Impacts of Food Systems of the EU, Turkey and Africa: Trade, Climate Risk and Adaptation

Acronym CREATE (Reference Number: FOSC-237)
Duration 01/06/2021 - 31/05/2024
Project Topic Climate change impacts outside the EU’s borders are expected to pose an increasing risk to agri-food importers in the EU; greater effort is needed to build adaptive capacity and resilience. The originality and innovative character of this proposed study lies in its multidimensional methodology of climate vulnerability assessment of food systems from the lenses of agri-food trade and food value chain. This research line will be pioneering in quantifying a regional sector’s cross-border climate vulnerabilities and impacts by food trade between Europe and Africa. The remote impacts of production and consumption activities will be assessed in the producing regions from economic, social and environmental perspectives and the virtual water trade framework will be used to express the remote impacts of climate change in the assessment. This research will look at possible dietary and food consumption scenarios in the EU and its cascading socio-economic and environmental impacts on exporting regions. The outcomes of CREATE can be used to increase awareness of the risks that climate change poses to the agri-food business and the broader economy. CREATE contribute to efforts by the private sector, individual member state governments, and the EU community, as well as relevant producers in countries in Africa and Turkey, by providing essential information for promoting actions towards mitigating the negative consequences of climate change. EU-wide climate-related strategies, as well as the EU’s agricultural trade policy and international development strategies at the pan-European and regional level, can benefit from the results of this research. The outcomes of this research can be used when developing bilateral relations with trade partners. The outcomes would also benefit businesses with international supply-chains. They could be used to enhance sustainability strategies and supply-chain decisions by providing information that is crucial for climate adaptation preparedness.
Network FOSC
Call 1st FOSC Joint Cofund Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Ankara University Coordinator Turkey
2 FutureWater Partner Netherlands
3 National Research Centre Partner Egypt
4 Green Power for Agriculture and Irrigation Partner Egypt
5 R2Water Research and Consultancy Partner Netherlands
6 National School of Agriculture Partner Morocco
7 University of Sultan Moulay Slimane Partner Morocco
8 GTE Carbon, Sustainability and Energy Consultancy Co. Partner Turkey