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The food value chain

This research topic covers areas such as

  • food fraud
  • food labelling and packaging
  • economic balance in the food chain including aspects on trade, fair benefits to smallholders
  • risks for smallholders and micro, small and medium size enterprises prior to investment in value-chain development
  • effects of subsidies on the market
  • new forms of retailing and distribution: how to guarantee quality of food using these systems
  • competitiveness of food and feed industries
  • use of new technologies for production of crops, livestock, nutraceuticals
  • impact of new food processing techniques on quality and safety
  • impact of new and novel food on the environment
  • food waste: including waste from food packaging
  • role of education on food, responsible food consumption