FoodMAPP is a European research project that will enable consumers to find and buy local food supplies, reducing waste and supporting sustainable purchases.
It will develop a searchable map-based platform that will enable consumers to search and buy food products directly from local suppliers.
“Our current food supply system is not sustainable both in terms of its ability to reliably provide the right nutrition for a growing world population and in terms of the environmental footprint of current practices.
“The project aims to transform local food supply - reducing food miles, reducing food waste and increasing localised food supply resilience.”
Dr Jeff Bray
The project aims to enable consumers to identify and purchase local sources of food in real time to shorten supply chains and reduce food waste, while also providing additional sustainable income to food producers and providers.
It is being undertaken by a consortium of European partners, comprising academic partners in Croatia, Hungary, Spain and Belgium and industry partners in France & Austria. The European coordinator is Associate Professor Vinko Lešić from Zagreb University (Croatia) and Bournemouth University is leading the project in the UK.
The four-year project has been awarded €584,200 from Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, alongside additional funding from UKRI to support BU’s continued inclusion.