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Evaluation of the Food Processing Sciences and Agro Food Quality Link Programmes - FT0323

Description
A research contract to undertake an evaluation of the Food Processing (FPS) and Agro Food Quality (AFQ) LINK programmes.
Objective
a)Firstly, the evaluation is to look specifically at the two food link programmes. Wherever possible quantitative measures are sought in terms of scientific advances, enhanced products and processes and economic benefits to the industry and the nation in the medium and longer term. b)Researchers will be aware that the AFQ scheme remains open and that not all projects in the AFQ or FPS schemes have yet been completed. A complete ex post evaluation of this programme will not therefore be possible c)Finally, the assessment should provide a critical appraisal of the two programmes so as to draw out any points for improvement to be incorporated in future LINK programmes. d)Finally, the assessment should provide a critical appraisal of the two programmes so as to draw out any points for improvement to be incorporated in future LINK programmes. The purpose of the evaluation is two fold: to establish the degree to which the specific programme objectives of the two LINK schemes have been achieved and value for money secured, together with a wider assessment of the Ministrys policy objectives that underly the LINK scheme.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1997

Cost: £45,250
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Public and Corporate Economic Consultant
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Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain