ICT-AGRI-FOOD is an ERA-NET Co-fund that wants to underpin the transition towards more sustainable and resilient agri-food systems with digital technology. Data from the entire food chain is used for this purpose. All stakeholders benefit, but ultimately it is the consumer who will be able to make smarter, healthier and more appropriate choices based on information about environmental impact, origin, nutritional value, safety and integrity.

2021 Joint Call on “Circularity”

The 2021 Joint Call for proposal submission is now closed!

Our 2021 Joint Call for research is supported by 30 public Funding Parties from 16 European countries, 3 EU-associated countries and 4 other countries, including both international networks and countries from overseas. 16M€ have been provisionally reserved by the participating Funding Parties for supporting excellent applied research to foster circularity in agricultural systems. The funds will be provided directly by the respective national/regional Funding Parties to successful national/regional applicants. After closing the submission procedure, we are excited to report that we have received 40 proposals for funding. An eligibility check and an expert evaluation will be done on the 40 proposals from June until August, followed by a final selection of the projects to be funded. The evaluation outcomes and funding decision will be communicated to the research project coordinators in October 2021.


The SRIA reviews the main current and future challenges for sustainable agriculture and agri-food systems as well as the key goals and it describes the state of the ICT and robotics art and trends as well as the current and future challenges of ICT and robotics adoption in agri-food systems.


ICT-AGRI-FOOD will focus particularly on data capture, data sharing, transmission, and analysis; decision support and automation over the entire food system from soil to Fork. Secondly, ICT-AGRI-FOOD will organise additional joint activities involving strategic actions for intensifying European and international coordination of “ICT-enabled agri-food systems” as well as one to three additional funding call(s) without EU co-funding.


Interaction and collaboration between nationally-funded projects and transnational projects through the Knowledge Incubator events will increase the opportunities for coordination of research and ensuring best use of resources.

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Mansholt Lecture: Navigating the Twilight Zone - Pathways towards digital transformation of food systems

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) organises the fifth edition of the Mansholt Lecture, on 22 September 2021 in Brussels.

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Connecting European Earth observation to international markets

13th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) Conference invitation

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 13th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) to be held on 19-22 July 2021 in Budapest, Hungary, under the auspices of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. 

The objective of the ICT-AGRI-FOOD project is to contribute to accelerate the development and uptake of digitisation in the agri-food sector by providing products and services, leading to jobs and sustainable production methods. The project’s strategy rests upon the following principles:

- Take advantage of the complementary capacities and skills of all ICT-AGRI-FOOD Consortium members, building on their experience in previous ERA-NETs, in particular ICT-AGRI 1&2, JPI FACCE and agrifood related research projects and the related management experience;

- Use the flexibility of the ERA-NET Cofund instrument, particularly in the Additional Activities. The five-year duration of this initiative will require fine-tuning of the ICT-AGRI-FOOD activities during its life-cycle due to the rapid innovations and changing priorities of the sector.

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