Horizon 2020: Sustainable Food Security
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.
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.
This call for proposals includes the following topics. Click on the topic to link directly to the Participant Portal.
- SFS-04-2017: New partnerships and tools to enhance European capacities for in-situ conservation
- SFS-05-2017: Robotics Advances for Precision Farming
- SFS-07-2016-2017: Organic breeding – Increasing the competitiveness of the organic breeding and farming sectors
- SFS-08-2017: Organic inputs – contentious inputs in organic farming
- SFS-10-2017: Research and approaches for emerging diseases and pests in plants and terrestrial livestock
- SFS-13-2017: Validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health
- SFS-15-2016-2017: Breeding livestock for resilience and efficiency
- SFS-16-2017: Bee health and sustainable pollination
- SFS-17-2017: Innovations in plant protection
- SFS-18-2017: Support to the development and implementation of FOOD 2030 – a European research and innovation policy framework for food and nutrition security
- SFS-19-2016-2017: ERA-NET Cofund: Public-Public Partnerships in the bioeconomy
SFS-20-2017: Towards a science-based regionalisation of the Common Fisheries Policy
SFS-21-2016-2017: Advancing basic biological knowledge and improving management tools for commercially important fish and other seafood species
SFS-22-2017: Smart fisheries technologies for an efficient, compliant and environmentally friendly fishing sector
SFS-27-2017: Permanent grassland – farming systems and policies
SFS-28-2017: Functional biodiversity – productivity gains through functional biodiversity: effective interplay of crop pollinators and pest predators
SFS-29-2017: Socio-eco-economics – socio-economics in ecological approaches
SFS-30-2017: Closing loops at farm and regional levels to mitigate GHG emissions and environmental contamination – focus on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in agro-ecosystems
SFS-32-2017: Promoting and supporting the eco-intensification of aquaculture production systems: inland (including fresh water), coastal zone, and offshore
SFS-34-2017: Innovative agri-food chains: unlocking the potential for competitiveness and sustainability
SFS-35-2017: Innovative solutions for sustainable food packaging
SFS-36-2017: Co-fund on One Health (zoonoses – emerging threats)
SFS-39-2017: How to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic?
SFS-40-2017: Sweeteners and sweetness enhancers
SFS-43-2017: Earth observation services for the monitoring of agricultural production in Africa
SFS-46-2017: Alternative production system to address anti-microbial drug usage, animal welfare and the impact on health
SFS-47-2017: Management of soil water resources in the EU and China and its impact on agro-ecosystem functions
SFS-48-2017: Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits – contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership
SFS-49-2017: Better understanding the challenges facing agriculture and the impacts of policies – A European platform to support modelling in agriculture
SFS-50-2017: Supporting international cooperation activities on agriculture soil contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation
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