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Horizon 2020: Sustainable Food Security

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Funding details
Registration opens
04 Oct 2016, 00:00
Registration closes
13 Sep 2017, 12:00
13 Sep 2017, 12:00
Horizon 2020

Call identifier: H2020-SEC-2016-2017


This call addresses the issues of resilience and efficiency in the food value chain. It will support research and innovation all along the food chain, from primary production, food processing to healthy and safe foods and diets.

Expected Results

Sustainable Food Security, will support flagships initiatives with China and partnerships initiatives with East-Asian countries on aquaculture and Africa on Food and Nutrition Security, Sustainable Agriculture and the establishment of an International Research Consortium on animal health. The focus area ‘sustainable food security’ will put greater emphasis on the resilience of primary production, coping with resource depletion and climate change, and research and innovation along the food value chain than the previous work programme (2014–2015). From a demand-side perspective, it will also highlight sustainable and healthy consumption and lifestyles. This focus area has been aligned with the Commission’s strategic guidelines and with the need to provide evidence-based support for relevant EU policies such as plant health or food safety. The vast majority of research in Europe is funded at national level. It is therefore important that support for transnational coordination on national and regional research programmes continues to consolidate the European Research Area, and streamlines the required research activities. The ERA-NET Cofund action is designed to strengthen and simplify cooperation between the European Commission and the Member States and to support more strategic collaboration between research programme managers.

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