Joint Call on Food Security and Land Use Change

Basic Information

Aim of the joint call This CRA focuses on one aspect of food security: the two-way interactions between the dynamics of food systems and land use change, including the implications of the change on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Food security research is a vast agenda spanning political, economic and social issues related to sustainable food production and above all to access to food in terms of quantity as well as of quality. Trying to access all the complexity in one call would be virtually impossible. Land-use, and especially change in land use, is arguably the most significant driver of environmental change as it leads to many of the main areas of concern: loss of biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions, soil degradation and alteration of hydrological cycles.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 17/07/2013
Deadline Pre-Proposal 30/09/2013 Submitted proposal: 35
Deadline Full-Proposal 01/02/2014 Submitted proposal: 20
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 7
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Australia Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Brazil São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF/IPE)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
India Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
Ireland Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc)
Israel Agricultural Research Organization - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARO/MOARD)
Japan Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Netherlands Agriculture Economic Institute - Wageningen (LEI-WUR)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
South Africa National Research Foundation (NRF)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)
United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
United States National Science Foundation (NSF)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
ABC Telecoupling Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge 01/11/2014 31/10/2019 24
AFGROLAND African Food, Agriculture, Land and Natural Resource Dynamic... 01/11/2014 31/10/2017 11
DEVIL Feedback Loop Interactions Between Land Use Change and Food ... 01/09/2014 31/08/2018 10
FICESSA Food Security Impacts of Industrial Crop Expansion in Sub-Sa... 01/10/2014 30/09/2017 5
SAFGOV Food System Governance, Food Security and Land Use in Southe... 01/04/2014 31/03/2015 12
SMARTS2 Sustainable Management of Agro-ecological Resources for Trib... 01/05/2014 31/10/2015 8
THESIS Hydro-Social and Environmental Impacts of Sugarcane Producti... 01/06/2014 31/12/2015 12