23 November 2017

Horizon 2020: Call for proposals on sustainable food security

This news is redirected and translated by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from The European Commission Horizon 2020 Work Programme.

The Sustainable Food Security call is Horizon 2020's main contribution to research and innovation in relation to Food and Nutrition Security in Europe and beyond. Its commitment to sustainability implies that particular attention is given to the interfaces between the economic, environmental and social dimensions of food production. The call advocates for food system approaches to tackle the inherent links between ecosystems, food production, the food chain and consumer health and wellbeing.

The SFS call aims to

  • deliver diverse and healthy food from land and sea
  • increase resource efficiency and environmental performance of food systems from primary production to consumers
  • understand the impact of climate change on agriculture, resources, food quality and identify options to manage its effects
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions and emissions of air pollutants from land use and food production taking into account main drivers such as inputs and consumption patterns

Proposals are invited against the following topics:

  • Topic SFS-01-2018-2019-2020 will explore biodiversity in action: across farmland and the value chain,
  • Topic SFS-04-2019-2020 will focus on integrated health approaches and alternatives to pesticide use,
  • Topic SFS-05-2018-2019-2020 will explore new and emerging risks to plant health,
  • Topic SFS-06-2018-2020 will focus on stepping up integrated pest management,
  • Topic SFS-08-2018-2019 seeks to improve animal welfare
  • Topic SFS-11-2018-2019 will focus on anti-microbials and animal production, among many others.

Eligibility for funding in most topics extends to EU countries.

The application deadline is 13 February 2018.

Read much more about the call for proposals on sustainable food security here.