FACCE-JPI and the ERA-NET SusCrop, in the framework of the European Research Area, have decided to join forces to put in place a Call for research projects addressing agrobiodiversity, with the purposes of providing practical and policy-relevant knowledge on how agrobiodiversity can improve resilience of agroecosystems.
Projects selected under this Call will contribute to sustainable crop production, particularly agro-diversification strategies tailored to different European agricultural systems, and especially targeting landscapes and cropping systems with low and/or moderate agro-biodiversity, higher negative impact on agrobiodiversity, or most at risk due to low resilience.
The Call is intended to fund projects for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.
The Call brings together a Call Steering Committee of 18 funding organisations from 16 different countries.
The evaluation and selection procedures are now concluded. In total, 8 projects have been selected from 48 full proposals submitted in response to the Call. The selection of the proposed research projects is based on an international peer review procedure and on available national/regional funding.
Details of the selected projects will be available soon.