ICT-AGRI-FOOD’s 2022 Joint Call has been launched!
The scope of the 2022 Joint Call is based on the ICT-AGRI-FOOD vision, which explicitly sets out to bring together actors from across the entire food system (from conventional and organic supply chains) in a multi-actor approach. The challenge is to develop systems that are efficient, effective, equitable, trustable and transparent while enhancing sustainability of these.
This call encourages the submission of research proposals with a potential impact relevant for enabling digital technology solutions towards a transition for more sustainable, transparent and resilient agri-food systems.
The development and integration of new digital technologies for precision agriculture/smart farming, logistics, food processing, supply chain management, traceability, business transaction should also favour transparency and traceability for all stakeholders, from farmers all way down to consumers and not least policy and decision makers.
Relevant effects along the value chain should be also considered, combining impacts on two or more phases including: primary production, manufacturing and processing, food packaging, distribution, consumers’ behaviour and attitude, household as well as catering consumption, including questions regarding wastes and losses through the food chain.
Transparency is a critical component of modern food systems. Transparency of food production from farm to fork is crucial to inform consumers, authorities and food system actors on product characteristics such as origin, production method, ingredients and safety, quality, quantity and on sustainability and ethical aspects of products and processes. It is also a crucial factor in ensuring food traceability and authenticity and economic planning.
More information including the call documents is available in the online: https://ictagrifood.eu/node/44929
The deadline for proposal submission is August 15, 13:00 CEST.
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.