SusCrop- ERA-NET

Cofund on Sustainable
Crop Production


First transnational call for research projects

Aim of the co-funded call

The first transnational joint call for research projects (co-funded by the EC) within the framework of SusCrop aimed at the selection of projects that will significantly contribute to the sustainable production of crops. It is intended to fund projects for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.

Flyer Cofunded Call 2018


In a two-phase submission process 88 eligible pre-proposals were peer reviewed and ranked by a panel of international experts. Based on the ranking and the available national/regional funding, 26 research consortia were invited to submit a full proposal. After peer review and ranking of the full proposals by the same evaluation panel, the Call Steering Committee recommended 13 consortia for funding within the limits of available national/regional and EC funding.

You can download the Call Documents of the cofunded Call 2018 here:

Please find more details of these research projects in the individual sections on the right side of the screen. Alternatively, you can also visit the interactive FACCE-JPI Project Wheel.

At the beginning of 2023 an independent team of experts analysed the potential impact of the co-funded projects. You can download the report here.

In addition, a summary of the main outcomes of the co-funded projects is available here.

IDProject titleProject acronymCoordinatorCountries involved (Coordinator in bold)
55 Applying and Combining Disturbance and Competition for an agro-ecological management of creeping perennial weeds AC/DC-weeds University of Rostock (UR) DE, NO, FI, DK, FR
77 Advanced tools for breeding BARley for Intensive and SusTainable Agriculture under climate change scenarios BARISTA Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CREA) IT, FI, ES, DE, DK, UK, EE, PL
106 Diploid Inbreds For Fixation, and Unreduced GAmetes for Tetraploidy – A novel Fixation-Restitution Breeding method for potato DIFFUGAT Agriculture and Food Development Authority IE, NL, DE, DK
113 Increasing productivity and sustainability of European plant protein production by closing the grain legume yield gap LegumeGap University of Helsinki FI, DE, PL, LV, UK, FR, NL, ES
125 Valorization of fibres from nettle grown on marginal lands in an agro-forestry cropping system NETFIB Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) FR, IT, UK, DE, AT
92 Harnessing the potato-microbiome interactions for development of sustainable breeding and production strategies potatoMETAbiome University of Groningen NL, DE, AT, IE, FR, PL
43 Developing improved Vicia faba breeding practices and varieties to drive domestic protein production in the European Union ProFaba Aarhus University DK, FI, DE, ES, FR, UK, IE
66 Delivering novel maize genotypes with improved resilience and PROductivity through the application of predictive breeding technologies to modulate STRIGolactone levels PROSTRIG University of Lleida ES, UK, DE
57 Resilience to salinity in tomato ROOT Wageningen University NL, IT, DE, FR
84 Development of lodging-resistant and climate-smart rye – a contribution to a sustainable cereal production in marginal environments RYE-SUS HYBRO Saatzucht GmbH & Co. KG DE, AT, CA, EE, FI, PL, NO
47 Tomato and eggplant nitrogen utilization efficiency in Mediterranean environments SOLNUE Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria IT, ES, FR
94 Developing resilience and tolerance of crop resource use efficiency to climate change and air pollution SUSCAP Stockholm Environment Institute York UK, NO, IT, DE, RO, ES
36 Knowldege-driven genomic predictions for sustainable disease resistance in wheat WheatSustain Norwegian University of Life Sciences NO, AT, DE, IE, CA, US, MX