Open-access research article on agri-food value chains is published

Our article “Case Study Analysis on Agri-Food Value Chain: A Guideline-Based Approach” is now published on Sustainability, as part of the Special Issue: Sustainability via Biodiverse Agri-Food Value Chains.

The article is a result of the Biovalue project, supported by European Commission Grant Agreement No: 101000499. The authors are grateful to the European Commission for granting support.

The article is freely available on open access.

Suggested citation: Akyüz Y, Salali HE, Atakan P, Günden C, Yercan M, Lamprinakis L, Kårstad S, Solovieva I, Kasperczyk N, Mattas K, Lazaridou D, Yener G, Alayidi A, Kunchulia I, Basilidze L, Knez M. (2023). Case Study Analysis on Agri-Food Value Chain: A Guideline-Based Approach. Sustainability, 15(7): 6209.


Research article on individual and organizational identity economics and their implications for sustainability was just published on DLO

My latest article “Individual and organizational identity economics: the case of sustainability” has just been published at the academic journal DLO – Development and Learning in Organizations (ISSN: 1477-7282). The article introduces identity economics in the individual and organizational level, and highlights its impact on organizational performance, especially when dealing with foundational issues such as sustainability.

Lamprinakis, L. (2023), “Individual and organizational identity economics: the case of sustainability”, Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 8-10.

BioValue is project of the month at CORDIS

Our BioValue Project is featured as the project of the month in the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS)! CORDIS is the primary source of results by the European Commission and covers projects funded by the EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation.

Our team at NIBIOis leading WP3, where together with our partners from ECOZEPT and Università di Bologna we examine biodiversity on several value chains in Europe. In addition, we provide data, analysis and insights on various other WPs in the project.

The project leader is Professor Konstadinos Mattas from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

On a trial lecture and PhD defense at UiT

My good colleague from NIBIO Hilde Halland is defending her PhD on November 3, at the UiT- The Arctic University of Norway. The program starts at 1015 with her trial lecture: “Drivers and barriers for a sustainability transformation of Norwegian food systems”. Then, after a short break, she continues with the presentation of her PhD Thesis “Farm sustainability as a sustainability learning process in Arctic Norway” that I was co-supervisor.

Both the trial lecture and the PhD defense will be also broadcasted online:

Presentation at BIOVALUE GA

Together with Dr. Inger Martinussen we represented the NIBIO research team on the General Assembly for the BioValue Project that took place at MAICh (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania) in Crete, Greece.

I presented our first deliverables in the project and our plans for the coming work.

This was an excellent arrangement that also offered us the opportunity to learn more of our sister projects Radiant EU, DIVINFOOD, and CropDIVA.

New project call from NOS-HS

The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) Project Grants has a new open call for proposals. The total budget is NOK 45 million (ca. 4,5 million euro) with deadline 15 November 2022. Individual applications for a Nordic research project can claim a budget up to max. NOK 8 million with a duration of 3 years.

Info from nordforsk.

Article presentation at ICA CCR European Research Conference 2022

Presented the article ” Social embeddedness and resilience in cooperatives: results from two case studies.” at the ICA CCR European Research Conference “Rethinking co-operatives: From local to global and from the past to the future”.

The presentation builds on the published article on J. Coop S.: Lamprinakis, L. (2020). Co-operatives as Naturally Embedded Organisations and Implications for their Resilience. Journal of Co-operative Studies, 53(2), 16-30.

Available on the Journal of Co-operative Studies.