SOSFood - Sustainability Optimization for Secure Food Systems

sosfood.pngIn the current environmental emergency, the food system has to become more productive, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient. SOSFood will therefore use data-exploitation and AI-based technologies to provide a holistic and comprehensive image of the EU food system and develop tailored predictive tools to support well-informed decisions of all stakeholders of the food chain, with a multi-factorial, multi-actor and multi-scale approach, thanks to its multidisciplinary consortium of experts, from private and public sectors, academia research and food system representative (consumers, producers and industries). Although several initiatives have been taken in the same line, none has fully succeeded at considering the global picture of the system or delivering a reliable and accessible message to the target audience. Hence, SOSFood will result in a consolidated food data space focused on sustainability and health and decision-making tools adapted to each level of the chain (a predictive dashboard displaying data and predictions for industries, and a mobile app for consumers comprising an eco-healthy fingerprint visualization plot, a greening indicator of industries, reformulated European recipes promoting healthy, local and seasonal ingredients and general recommendations), following these steps: (1) creating a multi-actor network gathering social, political, legal, economic, technological, food, health, environmental and climatic data, promoting transparency and data-sharing, (2) mapping the food system scenario with a multidimensional strategy, exploiting the interoperability of data with advanced impact analysis and innovative AI-technologies, (3) co-designing solutions i.e., decision-making tools fitting the context and priorities of each user, validated through field case studies to ensure viability and representativeness.


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Research Executive Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them

Project details

Scientific responsability: Massimiliano Mazzanti

Funding source: HORIZON EUROPE 


Start date 01/02/2024 - end date 31/01/2028

EU contribution: 3.954.196,25 €
EU contribution to UniFe: 142.937,50 €



  • Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Stichting Radboud Universiteit, Netherland
  • Universita degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
    • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Affiliated Entity), Italy
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Asociacion Dih Datalife -Hub De Innovacion Dixital Datalife, Spain
  • AgriFood Lithuania DIH, Lithuania
  • Smart Agro Hub Anonymi Etairia, Greece
  • Softeam, France
  • Jibe Company Bv, Netherland
  • Contactica Sl, Spain
  • Ignacio de Las Cuevas Sa, Spain
  • Vikonda grupe, UAB, Lithuania
  • Yiotis Anonimos Emporiki & Viomixaniki Etaireia, Greece
  • Communaute Europeenne des Cooperatives de Consommateurs, Belgium
  • Axencia Galega de Desenvolvemento Rural, Spain