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Overcoming knowledge fragmentation: integrating existing food 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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Background

Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) aims to ensure that everyone has access to sufficient, sustainable, affordable, safe, and nutritious food. A sustainable food system (SFS) 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 agrifood 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 overcoming food sustainability and social challenges.

Role of ILSI Europe

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

For more detailed information, please contact Ms Nevena Hristozova at NHristozova@ilsieurope.be