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Stakeholder Platform

Implementation of the multi-actor approach


The overall work will be co-created in synergy with key actors from farming and food systems (policy, research, business and NGOs) following a multi-actor approach. This will entail the building of a Community of Practice (CoP) and serves as the foundation for the FOODCoST methodology.

In order to take steps towards a sustainable food system, it is crucial to set up multi-actor initiatives which convene industry, government, civil society and academia. Together, these stakeholders can define a sector-wide vision and develop a roadmap consisting of interventions to promote the transition of the food sector.
Recognising the crucial relevance of such an approach, the FOODCoST project will establish the stakeholder platform to jointly discuss the outcomes and experiences of concept-results, steering and feeding the research outputs, and also helping to implement results and broadly communicate them right from the project start.
We will create a Community of Practice (CoP) that brings together at least 30 selected experts from the categories mentioned above, and maintain it throughout the duration of the project.
In addition to this selected group, a larger stakeholder cluster (of at least 300 members) will join the Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MMLs) initiative, of which the purpose will be to tackle the FOODCoST research and innovation challenges.
The co-creation activities planned in the project will also entail strict collaboration and dialogue among the project participants, which will be achieved through internal workshops that will serve to fertilise the discussion among different WPs and operational meetings on the case studies carried out in the project.
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