Preliminary-announcement: the call for trans-continental collaborative research projects on Food Systems and Climate

In the framework of the ERA-NET Cofund FOSC, the French National Research Agency (ANR) will launch in December 2019, in partnership with 23 funding agencies from 19 different countries, a joint call for trans-continental collaborative research projects on Food Systems and Climate.

The call will support basic and applied research and is focused on the interactions between climate change and food systems: assessing the consequences of climate change on agri-food markets and developing sustainable and resilient food value chains in the context of changing food needs and patterns (diets).

The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and should address at least one of the following topics:

  • Assess climate change-related risks for food value chains, including impacts on producers, prices, availability, quality, international trade and food security, and resulting changes in consumer behaviours;
  • Promote innovative technology deployment to build sustainable and resilient food value chains influenced by changing food needs and patterns, and to develop better efficiency of the inputs and outputs of food systems;
  • Improve resilience and reduce volatility in agri-food production and food markets to sustainably improve food security in the context of climatic variation;
  • Reduce food losses under climate change, including novel approaches to valorise side streams and reduce food waste.

Call calendar

The Call will open on December 2, 2019 and follow a two-stage procedure with the pre-proposal deadline on February 12th, 2020, 17:00 h (CET), and full proposal deadline on July 21st , 2020, 17:00 h (CET).

Contact: Stefana Ganea Kozin, stefana.ganeakozin(at), +33173548326

ERA-NET Cofund FOSC website