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Cefas: An environmental and climate change assessment (Method Review) under the OneFood Project

Project Description

Over the past 5 years Cefas and other UK (United Kingdom) partners have been working with governments, academia, and NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) in Official Development Assistance (ODA) countries to develop improved capacity in environmental protection, aquatic animal health, Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR), food safety and security, collectively under the banner of One Health.

Cefas are now coordinating a UK ODA research and development project that aims to develop a risk analysis tool that places hazard identification and control at the heart of sustainable food system design. For the first time, it will connect disparate food sectors on land and water to take a holistic view of the whole food system, moving to climate-resilient, safer, healthier, and more sustainable global nutrition.

The project seeks to bring together methods focussed on food sector hazards with methods focussed on environmental and climate change assessment. The aim of this part of the project is to identify and appraise available environmental and climate change assessment methods for their suitability as components of the risk analysis tool.

The requirement is to undertake a comprehensive literature/information review and objective appraisal of available approaches for assessing environmental and climate impacts of human activities.

The successful tenderer will be required to:

a) Produce a search and appraisal methodology, to be agreed with the Cefas project team
b) Produce an interim report listing the tools, methods and approaches identified from the review
c) Produce a final report describing the review, appraisal, and advice

Tenderers must demonstrate a record of delivery in one or more of the following: systematic searching and appraisal of scientific literature, the environmental and/or climate impacts of food production, ecological impacts research, life cycle assessment.

Contract value £50,000.
deadline: 11th July 2022
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