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Sustainable Food Systems (ALID)

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The ALID programme (Sustainable Food Systems) aims to build sustainable systems for production, processing, distribution and consumption of food products, taking into account consumer demand, competitiveness of enterprises, protection of ecosystems in the context of global changes.

The programme is organised around two main topics:

1. Access to healthy and high quality sustainable food for all populations

This topic is mainly focused on consumer and more generally citizen needs. Projects should integrate adaptability, anticipation, reactivity of the food sector to face local and global climate changes and prevent derives due to emerging situations (new processes, new dangers, evolution of consumer behaviour) for consumer well-being and health.

2. Conception of more sustainable agro-food production chains

This topic aims to develop a global integrated approach for sustainability, assessing the risk-benefit compromises involved in food production chains or in transversal multi-sector system (distribution, logistic), taking into account the needs of the different actors. Projects should identify critical points in order to offer solutions and help decision-makers, by life cycle assessment on the three dimensions of sustainability (environment, economic, social).

The ALID programme aims to:

  • promote cooperation between different actors in the food sector and participation of food industries mainly SME is strongly recommended;
  • reinforce scientific and technical collaborations to improve the sustainability in its three dimensions, with a high scientific level as recommended by ANR.

The 2011 ALID call for proposals encourages the submission of high scientific risk-taking, innovative, interdisciplinary and medium size projects to support the proof of new concepts.  

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

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Ms. Claude YVEN
+33 1 73 54 82 87

ANR Programme Director:

Mrs. Elisabeth GUICHARD
+33 1 78 09 80 39

Release date of the call: Friday 17 December 2010

Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday 17 March 2011 13:00