When & where

30 months, 6 Countries, 9 Mediterranea regions


PEFMED runs from November 2016 to April 2019 and consists in 4 main phases implemented in 9 target MED regions

·          Italy: Apulia and Lombardy;

·          France: Rhône Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

·          Spain: Cataluña and Andalucía;

·          Portugal: Alentejo;

·          Greece: Thessalia;

·          Slovenia: Zahodna Slovenija

1 - selection of product groups and supply chains

Interpolation of 9 MED regions and pilot product groups (dairy, meat, olive oil, wine, feed, packaged water)to support the choice of the exact clusters/supply chains involved in the testing phase

2 - elaboration of the PEFMED method

Profiling of the territory-based PEF operational methodology, by combining the benchmarks for the EU PEF pilot tests with further key-indicators deriving by PACMAN, ENVIRONMED, SINERGIA, PRESOURCE projects and from socio-economic factors. During this phase, a transnational group of LCA experts are trained to apply the PEFMED method in the 9 pilot agrofood supply chain

3 - implementation of the "stress-tests"

Implementation of 9  case-studies which combine the PEF methodology with socio-economic indicators, within given regional backgrounds. This phase ends up with a distance-to-target report from the EU benchmarks. Then, the information of PEF-compliance performance of each agrofood productive systems help identifying “worst in class” & “best in class” products and introduce tailored actions to move towards ecoinnovative interventions or to develop territory-based PEF business plans for the commercial exploitation of already PEF compliant agrofood clusters

4 - comparison, policy uptake and replication

One comparative assessments of the pilot actions and the degree of PEF requirements applicability is contained in a final position paper. The transferability strategy is then streamlined, with the support of 6 National roadmaps addressed to MED regions to pave the ground to a favorable policy & entrepreneurial context to extend PEF-oriented model. Alongside, PEFMED triggers a knowledge vouchering initiative to encourage further agrofood clusters to adopt the PEFMED method