VALUMICS 3rd Plenary Meeting in Bologna
Thu, 23 May 2019
The 3rd plenary meeting of VALUMICS project took place in Bologna (Italy) between the 15th and 17th of May 2019, being hosted by University of Bologna (UNIBO). At the meeting were present all 21 project partners.
The first day was dedicated to the project status review, all WP leaders presenting the progress updates and also an overview of the next planned activities.
The 2nd day started with a presentation on WP5 related to the governance of the food product chaines. Core Case Study findings were presented related to the qualitative surveys that will be conducted amongst stakeholder firms in the selected value chains to
assess the impact of policies on the chains and the impacts of governance relationships. Next, the discussions lead to WP8 in regards to the building of anticipatory scenarios.
The day continued with discussions on WP7 and WP4. For WP7, University College Dublin (UCD) and ASSIST Software have presented a small demonstration of the software, with a demo for the model based on the salmon case. The demo was meant to align the expectations, the way it works and the necessary inputs for the modeling software on all established cases.
The last day continued with WP6, where was presented a status on mapping and analytical modeling inputs on key food consumption consumer behaviors in interaction with selected food value chains, WP4 related with risk assessment in food value chains and finalized with some general comments and overall impressions of the external advisors presents to the event.