Knowledge and research on cross-border climate vulnerabilities and impacts of a geographic area is still a new topic in the scientific literature. Nowadays, climate risk and impact assessments of food-systems focus typically on the production within a geographic area only. Consequently, knowledge and research on the cross-border climate vulnerabilities of food-systems have hardly received any attention.
To address remote climate risks and impacts related to food systems, CREATE will develop a novel cross-border climate risk/impact assessment methodology for food value chains based on embedded resource use (e.g water, land, carbon) trade concept that maps representative connections between European socio-economic activities and remote climatic hasards in Africa and in Turkey.
CREATE’s climate assessment starts at the farm level in producing regions in Africa and Turkey, focusing on crop yield changes under different climatic stressors and translates these impacts in a cascading way to the food systems and value chain in the EU in terms of vulnerabilities. The study will focus on four case studies: the Netherlands (Europe, importing country), Turkey (Europe, importing/exporting country), Morocco (Africa, exporting country), and Egypt (Africa, exporting country).
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.