19 million euro for research on Climate Smart Agriculture

The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) announced a call for joint European research projects, with a total budget of 19 million euro in project funding to be awarded. The call will open on 1 October and close on 2 December 2013.

The main objective of this call is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches on the adaptation of European agriculture to incremental climate change and increased climatic variability.

Climate smart agriculture has been defined as agriculture that sustainably increases productivity and resilience (adaptation), reduces greenhouse gases (mitigation), and enhances food security and development. The call addresses adaptation of European agriculture to climate change in its broad sense. Four areas are highlighted as key to advancing research in this area:

  1. Genetics and breeding of animals and plants to increase resilience to climate change
  2. Pests and diseases linked to climate and posing significant risks
  3. Adaptive management of water and soil resources
  4. Options for adapting agricultural systems.

Projects can address these areas individually or in combination.

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