Value Chain Analysis

30. April 2024

This report marks a significant step in our exploration of sustainable value chains through detailed case studies, focusing on value chain initiatives and business models. We examine individual case studies across seven partner countries: Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Poland, and the UK. Our analysis employs a practice-based approach to understanding how sustainability is integrated into these value chains. By studying real-world practices within organisations and across supply chains, we gain insights into the connections—both supportive and challenging—that impact sustainability efforts. This perspective sheds new light on the internal dynamics and broader implications of sustainable practices within value chains.

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List of planned dissemination activities

30. November 2023

Dissemination involves making knowledge and results generated by the project as available and accessible as possible for others to use. Dissemination does not just involve distributing project results, but also fully and effectively describing them so that their potential use is fully understood by relevant target groups e.g. the scientific community, policy-makers, practitioners etc. The purpose of this document is to present the list of planned dissemination activities to be carried out throughout the project's lifetime.

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Visionary Project Flyer

29. November 2023

Find all key facts about VISIONARY at one glance.

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Analytical Framework

6. September 2023

This Analytical Framework will steer the empirical research of the VISIONARY project, with regards to policy interventions, to novel value chain initiatives and business models, and to leverage points in the agri-food systems. The Analytical Framework adopts a novel approach combining two substantially different approaches: quantitative, experimental and behavioural economics on the one hand, and qualitative, comprehensive systems thinking approaches on the other.

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SPI Foresight Workshops 2023

31. August 2023

This publication gives an overview of the 16 foresight workshops undertaken in eight European countries with our science policy interfaces (SPI) participants - around 270 stakeholders from the food system, among them farmers, policymakers, scientists, retailers and NGOs. The foresight exercise framed their discussion of some of the most pressing issues of our food systems: agricultural water management, the future of organic food and farming, and the promotion of plant-based products along the value chain.

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Initial Conceptual Framework

31. May 2023

This Initial Conceptual Framework assembles VISIONARY’s theoretical and conceptual foundations, explaining the systemic character of the food system and its transitions towards sustainability, the role of food actors’ behavioural factors in conditioning such transition and the interaction between research and policy-making to accelerate. This initial framework sets the foundations for the ‘Empirically grounded Conceptual Framework’ to be released in the summer of 2025. After a preliminary review of the approaches revolving around food system transition towards sustainability and its behavioural dimension (in particular of farmers and consumers), the document focuses on two main domains: ‘behavioural food policies’ and ‘sustainable business models’. Finally, the document deepens into the transdisciplinary approach of the project, based upon the concept and implementation of Science-Policy Interfaces.

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