The 2024 ICT-AGR-FOOD Joint Call is now open!

🌱 The 2024 Joint Call is officially open for proposals that will make contributions “Towards transformation of agri-food systems for the benefit of planetary health, consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain using data-based systems and ICT technologies”.

The call aims to address urgent global challenges in agricultural and food systems emphasizing the role of these systems in mitigating issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and food security. To bring about the necessary transformation, the call advocates for closer involvement of policymakers and the use of digital technologies for communication and data-driven decision-making.

The call emphasizes the need for better exploitation of data resources, development of interoperable tools and maximizing data sharing for societal benefits. It also prioritizes stakeholder collaboration and the implementation of inclusive decision-making processes based on scientific knowledge.

Furthermore, the call encourages the rediscovery and promotion of proven but underutilized best management practices for more resilient and ecologically sustainable agri-food systems.

🔍 The scientific scope of the call addresses collaborative projects in 4 research topics:

  • Topic 1: Artificial intelligence (AI) Tools for Sustainable Agri-Food Systems
  • Topic 2:Post-industrial agriculture: the best knowledge, digital technologies for reviving and strengthening best practices for regenerative agriculture
  • Topic 3: Smart decision-making and reflection systems in farming
  • Topic 4: Open topic

⏰ Important Deadlines:

  • Pre-registration: May 15, 13:00h CEST
  • Full Proposal Submission: June 20, 13:00h CEST

đź”” Webinar Alert: Join us on April 24, 10:00h CEST for an applicant webinar. You can register for the webinar using the following link: Registration Webinar 24-04-2024.

💻  Submission Guidelines: For proposal pre-registration and submission, please carefully read the “Call Announcement” and familiarise yourself with the supporting call documents. Only online pre-registrations and applications via this submission tool will be accepted. Find all the necessary information regarding the call here.

🍀 Good luck to all the applicants!