The main project outputs are: 

(1) New quantitative and qualitative insights on the interactions between agricultural markets, trade, investments, policy, environmental sustainability and human well-being, underpinned, and illustrated, by 15 in-depth case studies. 

(2) A set of Discussion Papers and Policy Briefs on the impacts of EU, African and WTO policies with their synergies and trade-offs, on transition pathways for desirable changes in trade relations and instruments with recommendations for enhancing the coherence of agricultural and trade policies with sustainable development goals and policy. 

(3) An enhanced civil society–stakeholder–policy dialogue that is supported by an evidence-based communication platform – the Sustainable Trade Hub – which fosters effective collaboration between researchers, policymakers, civil society and the wider stakeholder community.

(4) A set of innovative research tools for the analysis of the interactions between agricultural trade, agricultural and rural investments, policy, innovation, environmental sustainability and human well-being, and a suite of communication materials on agricultural markets, trade and sustainability.

I. Policymakers and actors in Civil Society Organisations (first target group)
Database of 15 case studies – covering a large variety of sectors, markets, agri-food chains and contexts.
Sustainable trade toolbox – frameworks, indicators and tools for a systemic analysis and assessment of the linkages between agricultural trade, investments, environmental sustainability and human well-being.
Sustainable Trade Hub – all outcomes and knowledge (data, discussion papers, policy briefs, scientific publications, videos, research and innovation protocols etc.) generated in the project are made accessible in a very user-friendly way on this interactive communication platform.
Policy Briefs – co-created with public and private sectors decision-makers and civil society dialogue at high-level policy workshops.
Specialist policy media and online seminars – webinars co-created with decision-makers reflect on for example experiences using the policy tools available; other policy media include e.g. publications on Politico.
High profile Sustainable Trade Policy Forum – MATS organises an international event to showcase project results and outputs, and bring policymakers, Civil Society Organisations and scientists together in facilitated sessions.
Academic and educational community (second target group)
Peer-reviewed publications – MATS showcases new concepts, pathways, regime and governance through theoretically driven analysis at academic events and in at least 8 international scientific journal articles.
High profile international Sustainable Trade Policy Forum – as above.
Potential beneficiaries (third target group)
Case study briefs – showcasing output from empirical analyses and the related discussions.
Engagement with agricultural, rural and sustainability media – successful stories relating to trade case studies and the practical lessons learned for improving the benefits for farmers and other participants; articles in trade and farmer websites, newsletters and magazines.