Task 1 will see the annual development of a KT plan to allow Protein-I results to be transformed into knowledge outputs that are transferred to stakeholers.
Task 2 will develop approaches for enhancing the sustainability of crop production systems, through assessment of alternative and reduced input regimes, assessment of the potential of diversified crops, and the conversion of crop waste material into value-added protein. Uptake of such production systems is crucial in order to enable diversification at the consumer level.
Task 3 will co-design pathways that will support the realisation of the proposed value chains to benefit rural communities in terms of on-farm diversification, employment, and inclusivity.
Output from this will feed into the Human Intervention study (Task 4) which will examine an individual approach to diversification of protein intake.
Task 7 will develop an IT solution that will provide secure, non-repudiative, and trust-enabled logging of movements/activities along a supply chain. The development will include a cycle of design, development, testing, implementation, and monitoring/engaging key stakeholders and end-users.
Task 8 is dedicated to stakeholder engagement: Engagement with stakeholders will take place in multiple tasks.
Task 9 will ensure that there is a long-term pathway to impact and provide a means for future-proofing Ireland’s Food system.