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CCRS part of the research consortium supported by Sinergia/SNF

True Cost Accounting for Food in Switzerland

12 May 2023

Project Mission and Purpose

Contribute to the transformation of the Swiss food system by providing more comprehensive information about true cost accounting (TCA) for food. The project makes a proof of concept which will be discussed and tested with the Swiss food system's stakeholders.

The project aims at understanding TCAF holistically in the Swiss context, by embedding the different stakeholders involved and the impacts of the Swiss food system on society.

It identifies interdependencies and levers for change at different levels, including policy-making, the private sector, consumers, and public health, and the dynamic effects of possible TCAF interventions across the system.

Eventually, the project would shed light on the multifunctionality of food and ease the shift of incentives towards healthier and more sustainable food for all.



Starting in May 2023 until 2026


Project funding

Sinergia grant by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


Project Partners


Project Members from CCRS

Philipp Aerni, Director and Jovana Dikovic, Head of Sustainable Impact 

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