17 projects on Food Systems and Climate selected for funding

17 projects on Food Systems and Climate selected for funding

17 projects from the first call of FOSC have been nominated for funding. All projects contribute in innovative ways to sustainable food systems under climate change. Each project is a collaboration between researchers from multiple countries and continents.

  • The projects will run for 3 years and will start in June 2021.
  • The joint call – with an indicative budget of approximately €17 million including EC top‐up funding – brings together 25 funding organizations of 21 countries from 3 continents.
  • The submission dates were: for pre‐proposals: February 19th, 2020 / for full proposals: July 21st, 2020
FOSC is the ERA-Net on Food Systems and Climate. FOSC is built upon and supported by the experience from the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and the ERA-Net Cofund LEAP-Agri
  • The FOSC consortium consists out of 28 partners from Europe, Africa and Latin America. 
  • FOSC pulls together resources for a joint research programme and is supported by the European Commission through an ERA-Net Cofund grant. 
  • FOSC has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862555. The program started on 1 October 2019 and will run until 30 September 2024.

SALAD – Saline Agriculture as a Strategy to Adapt to Climate Change
Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands

BLUE-CYCLING – Integrated aquaculture and agriculture for resource-efficient food production
Germany, Honduras, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, United Kingdom + Brazil

URBANFOSC – Urban Food Resilience under Climate Change Challenges
Algeria, France, Kenya, South Africa, the Netherlands

SAFOODS – Strengthening African Food Systems in the face of climate change and food insecurity
France, Ivory Coast, Senegal, United Kingdom

TRUSTFARM – Towards Resilient and sUStainable integrated agro-ecosystems Through appropriate climate-smart FARMing practices
Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Senegal

CLIMAQUA – Establishing an innovative and transnational feed production approach for reduced climate impact of the aquaculture sector and future food supply
Germany, Kenya, Norway, South Africa

ThermoK – Thermophilic breakdown of keratin-laden biomass waste
France, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom

CHIAM – Integrated chia and Oyster mushroom system for Sustainable food value chain in Africa
Algeria, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, Morocco

SECUREFOOD2050 – Improving resilience and food security in 2050 climate through soilless precise agricultural techniques and irrigation with wastewater properly treated by innovative technologies to ensure food safety
Algeria, Belgium, Egypt, Italy, Morocco + 7 industrial partners

CRRIsP – Climate Resilient and Responsible Innovations in Potato
Germany, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa

BICEPS – Biochar Integration in Small-Holder Cropping Systems –Economy, Food Product Value Chains, Climate Change Resilience and Soil Fertility
Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Sweden

NutriGreen – Promoting Green Nutrition for the Sahel region
Burkina Faso, Germany, Senegal, Sweden

C4C – CropsForChange; Tackling the global warming effects in crops
Algeria, Italy, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey

CREATE – Cross-Border Climate Vulnerabilities and Remote Impacts of Food Systems of the EU, Turkey and Africa: Trade, Climate Risk and Adaptation
Egypt, Morocco, the Netherlands, Turkey

PHEALING – Post Harvest losses mitigation by improved plant hEALING
Belgium, Germany, Kenya, South Africa

BIO-BELIEF – BIOfortification of common Bean to promote heaLthy dIEt and Food security in a context of climatic variation
France, Italy, Kenya, South Africa + Brazil

Sus-Agri-CC – Innovative biofertilizers boosting yield of cereals and horticultural crops under global climate change: Toward Sustainability of Agricultural systems against the Climate Change in arid zones
Algeria, France, Germany, Morocco, Turkey + Tunisia, Japan and Mexico

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