FACCE ERA-NET Plus

Core Theme 4: Climate Change Adaptation

Instrument: ERA-NET Plus

Full title: FACCE ERA-NET Plus on Climate Smart Agriculture

Start-end date: Oct. 2013 - Sept 2018

Website: FACCE ERA-NET Plus

Adaption of agriculture systems

100 research groups across Europe

A growing population, increased affluence, urbanisation, limited resources (water, soil...) and climate change are among the main factors contributing to increasing global food insecurity. The transnational joint call ‘Climate Smart Agriculture: Adaption of agriculture systems in Europe’, organised under FACCE ERA-NET Plus in 2014 contributes to the achievement of sustainable development goals.

The available budget (18 million euro) came from 22 national funding organisations and was co-funded by the European Commission. This ERA-NET Plus was one of FACCE’s first actions. 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 all sorts of adaptations across Europe.

No-till soybean cropping

Adaptations evaluated 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 calculated scenarios.

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.

 

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More actions
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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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Nature-friendly farming
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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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Sustainable crop systems that require fewer chemicals
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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 mitigating of greenhouse gases
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Reducing agricultural GHG emissions is a challenge
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Urban farms have enormous potential to increase (urban) food security
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State-of-the-art technologies for mapping and soil sampling