The SecureFood project (HORIZON2023/ An integrated approach to enhance food systems resilience, advocating for food security and uninterrupted food supply), aims to create an ecosystem of scientific knowledge, collaborative processes and digital tools that contribute to evidence-based insights on risks and vulnerabilities in the various food value chains.

Focusing on key sectors such as grains, fruits and vegetables, fish and aquaculture products, as well as milk and dairy products, the project aims to ensure food security both before and during crises. The project's ecosystem will be developed, tested and demonstrated in various case studies, including one on the ongoing food security crisis in the Ukraine's grain value chain.

SecureFood responds to the need to strengthen food systems and security by adopting an integrated, systems approach. The project recognises the complexity of the agri-food sector and the interdependence of different actors, activities and services related to food production and distribution.

In summary, SecureFood aims to address the multifaceted challenges affecting the food system, leveraging an integrated approach, digital tools and collaborative frameworks to enhance resilience, contribute to food security and promote sustainability in the face of emerging global threats.

The partnership

The project was officially started on 1st of January 2024 and will last for 42 months (until June 2027). 25 partners and consortiums from 15 countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Spain) are involved. SEVT is participating in the project through the SPES Consortium and will contribute to the dissemination and communication of the project progress and results.

The kick-off meeting took place on 25 & 26 January 2024 in Athens.