Work packages

Glamur methodology: an overview

Glamur follows a rigorous methodology investigating deeply the structure and dynamics of various value chains in different geographical, economic and cultural contests.

The methodology is built on the following flow:

  1. Systematic analysis (scoping framing) on ‘local and global food’ and the ‘performance of food chains’ dilemmas and contradictions within five specific dimensions (economic, social, environmental, health and ethical), as they are perceived, defined and communicated in the public, scientific, market and policy spheres. A matrix will catalogue ‘local and global food’ performance across a range of criteria including real costs and benefits, as well as resilience and security;>
  2. A database (database development) of qualitative and quantitative indicators will gather data on the performance of food chains based on case studies;
  3. To feed into the comparative analyses (comparing food chains) of impacts;
  4. An integrated assessment (integrated assessment) will characterize the performance of a food system, taking that different societies perceive differently costs and benefits of food and food chain arrangements, even within Europe.
  5. Finally Glamur tackles policy analysis andoutlines a policy implementation (integrated assessment) road map to respond to where, when, how and why local and global food chains better outperforms.
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