FNS – Cloud

Overcoming knowledge fragmentation: integrating existing food and nutrition security data, essential for high-end, pan-European research on diet, health, and consumer behaviours as well as on sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy

Total Budget: € 10,912,775
Consortium: 35 partners
Countries: 14
Duration: 1 October 2019 - 31 October 2023

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Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) aims to ensure that everyone has access to sufficient, sustainable, affordable, safe, and nutritious food. A sustainable food system is one that delivers FNS in such a way that economic, social, and environmental resources are not compromised.

In the European Union, there are several sectors associated with FNS in which vast amounts of relevant data are collected. Consequently, existing resources (data, knowledge, tools and services) for health and agri-food sciences are fragmented, lack critical mass, and access by user communities is ‘unevenly’ distributed.

Objectives and expected impact

Sharing and re-use of open FNS data would contribute to strengthened partnership between different FNS scientific areas, such as agri-food sciences and engineering, nutrition sciences, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, ICT data science, social sciences, and environmental sciences. It will stimulate growth of the European economy, and help overcome social and food sustainability challenges.

Role of ILSI Europe

ILSI Europe is a partner contributing mainly in Work Package 6 (Dissemination, Communication and Community Engagement) and Work Package 7 (Education, training & support).

For more detailed information, please contact Emilie Weynants at eweynants@ilsieurope.be