The Working Group will be in charge of producing a state-of-the-art on the use of MCS solutions for the eco-design of agro-food products, a comprehensive overview of the scientific challenges and stakeholders concerns, problems or needs. WG2 will provide guidelines for promoting research on this subject, pertaining the “food processing” component in agro-food systems and in relation with agriculture, food storage, and ecology.
A prominent aspect of the subject is the complex network of interactions linking the agro-food activities together, which grows more intricate with the system size (local, regional, international). WGE will identify and represent the most important relations, from the food processing activity point of view, at different scales of study and observation. To do so, the WG will collect and integrate inputs from involved stakeholders and specialists from different disciplines, through dedicated meetings, workshops and STSM.
From year 2, the WG will focus on a small number of case-studies so to be able to illustrate in details concrete obstacles and proposed solutions.
Themed one-day-meetings and STSMs will be the key tools in that regard. Similarly to WG1, this WG will organise 2 training schools to promote the use of MCS techniques to address the problem of eco-design, hopefully involving specialists of all activities that compose a food system
Leader: Prof Ilija Djekic, University of Belgrade, Serbia, email@example.com
Vice-Leader: Dr Eugen Pop, SC IPA, Romania, firstname.lastname@example.org