FACCE ERA-NET Plus

Core Theme 4: Adaptation to Climate Change

Instrument: ERA-NET 

Full title: Climate Smart Agriculture

Start-end date: Oct. 2013 - Sept 2018

Website: FACCE ERA-NET Plus

Adaption of agriculture systems

Among the main factors that contribute to an increasing global food insecurity include a growing population, increased affluence, urbanisation, limited resources and climate change. The transnational joint call ‘Climate Smart Agriculture: Adaption of agriculture systems in Europe’ was organised under FACCE ERA-NET Plus, one of the first actions of FACCE-JPI. The available budget (18 million euro) came from 22 national funding organisations and was co-funded by the European Commission.

100 research groups across Europe

The result of the programme, which ran until September 2018, is that more than 100 research groups across Europe have now jointly evaluated and improved various types of adaptation across Europe.

These adaptation types include the introduction of no-till soybean cropping and decision support tools, better cooling of naturally ventilated barns, and drought tolerant ryegrass. The researchers also assessed various scenarios by asking, for example: What would be the yield of wheat in different countries after ten or fifty years under climate change conditions? How will the organic matter balance in the soil improve when Swiss, German or Italian farmers start using compost? How much carbon sequestration can you then expect? How many additional labour hours are needed? By combining forces in this joint call, the funding organizations and project partners have avoided unwanted fragmentation and improved effectiveness.

You can read more about FACCE ERA-NET Plus here.


More actions
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Towards a societal and systemic transformation for the development of sustainable and resilient food systems
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Impacts on climate change - Improving scenario studies
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No more waste in the new bioeconomy
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Nutrition security requires a system approach
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Improving policy interventions to ensure food and nutrition security
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Precision agriculture requires co-creation in networks
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Novel techniques in crop breeding and livestock
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Improving agricultural soil management
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Adaption of agriculture systems
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Need for improved crop quality and yield with resource-use efficient practices
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Combatting water shortages and pollution
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Connecting Research to Policy and Practice
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Translation of key scientific results into possible policy and practice options or other outputs
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Development of options for sustainable intensification of European crop and livestock systems
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Monitoring and mitigation of greenhouse gases
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Mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases
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State-of-the-art technologies for mapping and soil sampling
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Improving food security through urban farms