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C01 - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, INRA, (FR)
in association with AgroParisTech (FR) and Agrocampus Ouest (FR)

INRA is the leading French institution on research regarding food, agriculture and environment, with a staff of 8900. The Joint Research Unit in Public Economics INRA-AgroParisTech in Grignon and the Joint Research Unit INRA-Agrocapmus in Rennes are both involved in the project. AgroParisTech and Agrocampus Ouest are leading higher education institutions in the area of agriculture, food and environment. They have the legal status of "third party" in the project, where INRA is the main partner. Partner C01 specializes in the evaluation of public policies, international trade, biofuels and common agricultural policy with an emphasis on quantitative methods. The team has developed large scale models, databases, and has been involved in many expertises for EU institutions and international organizations.


P02. University of Copenhagen, UCPH, (DK)

Within the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the Institute of Food and Resource Economics (FØI) is the team involved in the AgFoodTRAde project. The institute has a large research program in international economics and agricultural policy, including trade theory, trade policy and international cooperation, market distortion, WTO-negotiations, the relaxation of farm subsidies. The construction of models and econometrics are important research areas.


P03. Università degli Studi del Molise, UNIMOL, (IT)

The University of Molise, a publicly funded University,  was founded in 1982. It currently offers to 10 000 students eight faculties (Economics, Agriculture, Law, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Human and Social Sciences, Engineering, Medecine and Surgery) and a specialising Centre for teachers of secondary education. The Department of Economics, Management and Social Sciences is interested in theoretical and applied economics, as well as in juridical, sociological and statistical studies.


P04. Trinity College Dublin, TCD (IE)

Trinity College Dublin (TCD), founded in 1592 currently has around 600 staff and 15,000 students. The Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) was launched in 2002 with government support to create a centre of excellence for the study of globalisation and international integration. The Institute is dedicated to the promotion of research and learning about global and regional integration. In addition to TCD faculty members, the IIIS brings together a network of researchers linked to its programs of research.


P05. International Food policy Research Institute, IFPRI, (US)

IFPRI is an international organization located in Washington, DC, which conducts research in partnership with farmers, scientists, and policymakers to help identify appropriate policy mechanisms leading to agricultural growth, poverty alleviation, and food security. Some of the key areas studied by IFPRI’s researchers within Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID) include the role of global trade reform under the WTO, regional trade agreements designed to promote economic integration, preferential market access for developing countries, and financial and macroeconomic components of the globalization process as they relate to rural development, poverty alleviation, and food security concerns.


P06. Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomiczna w Bialymstoku, WSEB, (PL)

The Bialystock School of Economics consists of 11 Departments and Foreign Language School. The University employs about 150 research workers. The department of economics (Wyzsza Szkola Ekonomczna w Bialymstoku) has been educating students in economics and related fields since 1995. The centre Katedra Miedzynarodowych Stosunkow Gospodarczych (International Economic Relation unit) focuses on issues of trade and policy including the trade in food and agricultural products and offers introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in relevant fields.



P07. Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, ISRA-BAME (SN)

The Bureau of Macroeconomic Analysis (BAME) is the transversal research centre of the Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA). Its main role is to generate tools and knowledge that can help to guide public or private strategies and agricultural policies. The Bureau has been particularly involved in applied research on development economics and poverty.


P08. Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC-IPTS, (BE)

The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is one of the seven scientific institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The objective of the Support to Agricultural Trade and Market Policies (AGRITRADE) action, which is part of the AGRILIFE unit of IPTS, is to support Commission services in particular the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, in the analysis of the agricultural and food industry sector. The AGRITRADE action uses in particular quantitative tools, which are part of the agro-economic modelling platform, being implemented at IPTS. Partial equilibrium models like AGMEMOD, CAPRI and CAPSIM focus on the analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy and projections of European commodity markets. The linkages with other economic sectors are captured by general equilibrium models like the GLOBE model.




P09 – Centre d'Informations et de Recherches sur l'Economie Mondiale, CIREM, (FR)

The CIREM is the contracting structure associated to the Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII) . The CIREM is a non profit association, while the CEPII is a (non profit) public body part of the French public administration. The CEPII appears in the project with the legal status of "third party" of the CIREM, which is the legal partner in the AgFoodTrade project. Taking an active part in the CEPII's work, the CIREM also helps the CEPII to participate to European and international research programs by managing contracts and disseminating research outputs.


P10 – Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre (SK)

The Department of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Slovak Agricultural University in Nitra focuses in its research and teaching on international economics, agricultural economics, agricultural policy analysis, and production economics. Department of Economics participates in many international scientific projects focusing on trade, policy analysis, land markets development, political economy etc.



VITAMIB SAS is a private company created in 1999 by academics, researchers and engineers from a Joint Research Unit of the French CNRS and the Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France. Vitamib is employing 13 engineers and consultants. .From the very beginning, Vitamib, thanks to its consultants, took advantage of a 20-year management experience of European fundings in very different programs and for R&D projects, accompanying measures, concerted actions, training courses as well as sustained development initiatives.


P12 – Università della Calabria (IT)

The University of Calabria is a state-run University in Italy, which was founded in 1972. It currently has about 35,000 students, 800 teaching and research faculty members and 500 support/administrative staff. It is organized in six schools and 23 academic Departments. Around 40 faculty members whose research interests are in theoretical and applied economics, and statistics belong to the Department of Economics and Statistics.

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