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BIONÆR-Bionæringsprogram

VOM – insentiver til Virkemidler for Omstilling av Matsystemet

Alternative title: Incentives for Measures for Food system Transition

Awarded: NOK 30.0 mill.

Emissions of greenhouse gases must be reduced drastically and rapidly to keep the climate goals in the Paris Agreement within reach. The food system is an important source of emissions, with a major impact on land use, biodiversity, and health. We largely know what we can do, but VOM (Measures for Food system Transition) will study how we can support a shift towards a sustainable, low-emission food sector by identifying the potential and barriers to change in demand, production and innovation, and incentives that can realistically remove these barriers and realize the potentials. VOM will actively work with actors in the food sector who are well positioned to contribute to a transition towards a sustainable society with low emissions, innovations and sustainable incentives and solutions. We will 1) explore the potential for more plant-based production, 2) analyze drivers for consumption choices, procurement, and incentives for sustainable business models, 3) explore sustainable business innovations and market opportunities, and 4) analyze the food system's transition effects, conflicts and risks, and work for greater coherence in policy and incentives for transition. Through a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, experiments, communication, collaboration with synergy projects, and co-design techniques that reflect multidisciplinarity, VOM will study how to support a shift towards sustainable food production with low emissions. The overall target group for this project is land-based food system actors in Norway, including associated actors, with four main target groups: Political decision-makers at national level; Food industry, food innovators and retailers; land-based food producers and consumers. The team consists of 8 research partners (7 Norwegian, 1 international), 4 Norwegian business partners and innovators, 4 national networks / platforms and voluntary organizations, and 4 advisory partners from policy making and academia.

Emissions of greenhouse gases must be drastically and rapidly reduced to keep the Paris Agreement climate targets within reach. The food system is a major source of emissions, with large impacts on land-use, biodiversity and health. We know to a great extent what we can do, but VOM will study how to support a shift towards a sustainable low emission food system by identifying the potential and barriers for changes in demand, production and innovation, and incentives that could realistically remove those barriers and realize the potentials. We will meet this objective by 1) investigating the potentials for more plant-based production, 2) analyzing drivers for consumption choices, procurement, and incentives for sustainable business models; 3) exploring sustainable business innovations and market opportunities; 4) analyzing food system transition sustainability impacts, conflicts and risks, and working towards greater policy coherence and incentives for transition; and 5) targeted and diverse communication. VOM will actively work with food system actors well positioned to contribute to a transition towards low-emissions sustainability, innovations and sustainable incentives and solutions. The proposal responds to several national and international policy and sector goals on food production, emission reductions, health and SDGs (3,8,12,13), thus ensuring potential uptake of knowledge in strategies, actions and consumer choices. VOM will use a multitude of qualitative and quantitative methods, experiments, communication and co-designed techniques reflective of its multidisciplinarity and connect to many synergy projects to promote sustainable action and changes in incentive structures to better align business and national food-climate policies. The team consists of 8 research partners (7 Norwegian, 1 international), 4 Norwegian food industry partners and innovators, 4 national networks/platforms and NGOs, and 4 advisory board partners from policy making and academia.

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