2021 Joint Call on “Circularity”
2021 Joint Call ERA-NET Cofund SusAn, FACCE ERA-GAS, ICT-AGRI-FOOD and SusCrop
The four ERA-NETs SusAn (Sustainable Animal Production Systems), FACCE ERA-GAS (Monitoring and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture and Silviculture), ICT-AGRI-FOOD and SusCrop (Sustainable Crop Production) have coordinated and aligned efforts in areas of mutual interest and established a joint transnational funding initiative in the field of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) research, focusing on circularity in mixed crops and livestock farming systems with emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Call funded by 29 institutions from 22 countries (16 EU Member States, 3 EU-Associated Countries and 3 non EU/Associated Countries) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases is now concluded.
After peer review and ranking of the 39 eligible full proposals by the International Evaluation Committee, the funders recommended 9 projects for funding within the limits of available national/regional funding.
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.