LAB4SUPPLY´s MAIN OBJECTIVE is to empower agri-food smallholders in the Mediterranean agricultural systems through the DEFINITION, ENHANCEMENT and TRANSFER of competitive and efficient food SUPPLY CHAIN ALTERNATIVES that address FARMER’S capacities, CONSUMER needs and unexpected food MARKET CHANGES.

LAB4SUPPLY project is planned for 36 months and divided into 8 different Work Packages (WP) and their subsequent tasks, each focusing on a specific aspect of the project structure.


WP1. Diagnosis and Mapping of LAB4SUPPLY Food Supply Chains

Objective: to characterize and map the five key selected products’ current food chains, on the four participant countries (Spain, Algeria, France and Morocco).

WP Leader: ENSA

Deep review of existing smallholder platforms in the Agri-food value chain

Mapping and Selection of stakeholders through stakeholder mapping and selection criteria

Comprehensive analysis of the smallholder context: difficulties, barriers, risks, opportunities.

Analysing the value chain price strategy and price transmission along the food chain

WP2. Sustainable Impact Assessment

Objective: to analyse and identify sustainability indicators for the different selected supply chains.

WP Leader: USMS

Mapping and selecting the sustainability indicators for the evaluation of the Agri-food supply chain

Evaluation of sustainability indicators of the analysed supply chain

WP3. Creation of the Agri-food Stakeholders Platform (ASP) at Territorial and Mediterranean Level within the Agri-food Innovation Ecosystem (AIE) living-lab (LL)

Objective: to collect relevant information and create new contacts and synergies for all the stakeholders involved through the creation of an Agri-food Stakeholders Platform (ASP).

WP Leader: CREDA

Setting up the platform: contacting stakeholders and elaborating the ASP iterative working Plan based on a participatory approach

Coordination and support of stakeholder involvement process

Training capsules and Brain storming sessions for new supply chain development

WP4. The Human Factor: Understanding and Influencing Consumers’ Preferences & Acceptance

Objective: to gain a deeper understanding and contextualisation of the interdependencies between socio-economic aspects of the chain issues with the aid of the case studies and the Agri-food Stakeholder Platform.

WP Leader: AUA

Living labs participatory value chain modelling

Deliberative value formation of new business models

Preference elicitation with field and laboratory experiments

WP5. Identifying Alternatives Supply Chains: The Creation and validation of The Decision Support System (DSS) ICT Tool

Objective: to develop an ICT tool acting as a Decision Support System (DSS) for smallholders to identify the sustainable alternative food supply chain for their products.

WP Leader: HORTA

Design of the tool

Development of the Platform Data Store

Development of the DSS tool

Machine/Deep Learning DSS Optimization

Testing the tool

WP6. LAB4SUPPLY Exploitation Plan

Objective: to maximize the project impact amongst all the food chain stakeholders in the Mediterranean region.


IPR Management plan definition

Market, Productive and Economic feasibility study

LAB4SUPPLY exploitation strategy plan definition

WP7. Communication and Dissemination

Objective: 1) to position LAB4SUPPLY as an International reference in terms of new supply chain Systems in the Mediterranean area, 2) to generate impact amongst Mediterranean relevant stakeholders, 3) to inform to a significant number of the general public through target media.

WP Leader: UMMTO

Communication and Dissemination Plan

Dissemination Activities

Communication Activities


Objective: to implement an effective management organisation of the project.

WP Leader: CREDA

Project administrative, Legal and financial management

Scientific coordination of the project

Innovation and IPR Management


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