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The SOFIA project is financed by the EU Horizon 2020 program, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

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Researchers involved in the SOFIA project
Marco Della Gala

Marco Della Gala

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow
Marco Della Gala joined the CCRI from the University of Calabria on 1 June 2016 to work on the SOFIA project. He was awarded with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship. He will be working towards creating ICT based tools, in particular mobile applications, to help people access local food, a topic very close to the heart of the CCRI.
James Kirwan

Dr James Kirwan

Reader in Food Studies and Society
James is the ER supervisor. He has been working at the CCRI since 2002. His main research interests are the socio-economic impacts of local food networks, particularly the relationship between the production and consumption of food and their inpact on sustainable rural development.
Matt Reed

Dr Matt Reed

Senior Research Fellow
Matt is a sociologist with research interests in how and why social change takes place around food. He has worked at the CCRI since 2007. His main research interests are in organic food movement, in rural communities, in social networks, and in the changing technologies of food.
Robert Berry

Dr Robert Berry

Research Fellow
Rob joined the CCRI in 2012. His research is concerned with the application of geographical information systems (GIS) and geospatial technologies in rural and agricultural research.

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