To achieve the objectives of the Plan Ecophyto II+, using the results of the research as support, the Ministries of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, of Agriculture and Food, of Ecological Transition, of Solidarities and Health, launch a second edition of the call for projects Ecophyto-Maturation.
To meet the objectives of reducing the phytopharmaceutics use in agriculture, the agricultural sector has identified several barriers that still need the development of operational, innovative and sustainable solutions. In this framework, the ANR will launch the Ecophyto-Maturation call second edition on the end of 2020 with a provisional budget of 3.5 millions Euros (this call is cofounded with OFB in the framework of Ecophyto plan).
The goal of this call for research projects is to promote, through financial support, the valorization of scientific work successfully completed in a previous research program. The purpose is to develop products, technologies or services that will contribute to a technological breakthrough. More specifically, the aim is to encourage consortia to bring together researchers and socio-economic actors (private companies, technical centers and institutes, professional organizations, associations etc.) to develop research projects aiming at achieving a technology readiness level (TRL) greater than or equal to 5 and proposing a solution with proven operability in response to end-users' needs.
The projects should concern operational levers for a transition toward a change of systems in agriculture and aim a reduction of at least 50% of phytopharmaceutics use and/or a decrease of associated risks and impacts and/or the development of solutions for rare and dead end situations of crop protection. This second edition will cover all the themes applicable to the objectives considering solutions for:
A particular attention will be brought to projects favouring the emergence of solutions with no phytophamaceutics use to answer orphan situations or technical and economical dead ends for crops protection.
Projects have to highlight the sustainability gain brought by the solution (taking into account the environmental, economic, health and social impacts) as well as the proving its operationality. The consortium will have to pay particular attention to the systemic dimension of the solution and integrate all the operational chain of actors for its implementation (farmers, firms, extension services, consumers, etc.). Projects may also include an approach for the reduction of phytopharmaceutics use in agriculture that includes upstream and downstream sectors, associating technological innovation and practices change.
The consortia will have to include at least one research organism and at least one socio-economic partner (private companies, technical centers and institutes, agriculture chambers, etc.).
ANR will organise a webinar on early October 2020 to present the call and exchange with potential applicants. The date, program and registration link will be indicated at the bottom of this page next weeks.
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