Section 1 Call 2019 - Agro-food Value Chain

Basic Information

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.

Network PRIMA
Aim of the joint call 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.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 17/12/2018
Deadline Pre-Proposal 28/02/2019 Submitted proposal: n/a
Deadline Full-Proposal 16/07/2019 Submitted proposal: n/a
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: n/a
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
Type of research n/a
Target groups n/a
Participating networks n/a

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
MEDIFIT An interlinked digital platform for Food Integrity and Trace... 12
MedFood Trace & Trust Hubs for MED food 10
SUREFISH Fostering Mediterranean fish assuring traceability and authe... 13
TRACE-RICE Tracing rice and valorizing side streams along Mediterranean... 11