Management School's Dr. Jorge Hernandez Presents H2020 Cross-Faculty RUC-APS Results in Brussels

Posted on: 12 December 2019 by Nick Jones in 2018 Posts

Jorge Hernandez in Brussels
Dr Jorge Hernandez (right) at the European Commission in Brussels.

University of Liverpool Management School Academic, Dr. Jorge Hernandez was invited as a keynote speaker at the European Commission in Brussels on 10 December 2019 to reveal current results from the H2020 Cross-Faculty RUC-APS project he leads.


Jorge Hernandez, Senior Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management, presented some of his high-impact research outcomes under the title of Understanding and Gathering Decision-Making Challenges in EU Agri-Food Systems with Uncertain Regulations (summary available here). This work is in line with the RUC-APS and the Multi-Criteria Decision-Making models under development.

The research work was presented at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Artificial Intelligence Cluster for H2020 impact & research panels, with more than 100 participants attending the event.

The RUC-APS project was selected for this opportunity due to its current relevant results on decision-making in modelling based on international real-life agri-food value chain cases. In this particular case, and by considering inputs from more than 150 agri-food stakeholders from UK, Spain, Italy, Chile and Argentina, key agri-food value chain decision-making strategies were dimensioned to study and analyse new sets of national agri-food policies and regulations in each region.

This work is aligned with the current RUC-APS IMPACT case under development which is also supporting the LAM IMPACT case in collaboration with Prof. Andy Lyons and Dr. Hossein Sharifi. It has revealed that agri-food regions prioritise different aspects due to their national regulations but similarities across regions are also depicted, especially in terms of introducing agri-food production to more stable markets and to promote reliable access to up-to-date agri-food information that, in practical terms, will enhance agri-food assessment services and the collaboration across agri-food stakeholders.

The next RUC-APS project workshop will be held in May 2020 at the Britany Developing Innovation Agency in France, where main results and demonstrative outcomes will be presented to the International Agri-food Community.


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