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Proposal for a project to scope funding areas for Defra in the area of functional crops/ ingredients - FT0815

Description
The overall aim of the project is to identify opportunities for future R&D funding in support of the development of functional food crops and ingredients.
Objective
The specific objectives of the project will be:

1. To identify and assemble a suitable body of expert individuals able to assess the state of knowledge and current research within Europe in the areas relevant to functional crops/ingredients.

2. To organise and hold a facilitated workshop event for up to 50 invited participants including representatives of research funders, academic groups and the UK food chain. This will discuss the match between industrial needs and scientific/technical capabilities and seek to identify opportunities for future research.

3. To prepare a report for Defra setting out the issues and opportunities identified and making recommendations on sources and modes of funding for R&D in the various areas of functional crops & food ingredients.

Project Documents
• Abstract : No final report   (26k)
• Abstract : Proposal for a project to scope funding areas for Defra in the area of functional crops/ ingredients   (31k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2006

Cost: £25,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
British Nutrition Foundation
Keywords
Crops              
Food and Drink              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Quality              
Healthy Eating              
Nutrition              
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Farming and Food              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain