1st FOSC Joint Cofund Call

Basic Information

The new Horizon 2020 ERA‐NET‐Cofund on Food Systems and Climate (FOSC) will launch a trans‐continental call for research proposals in the field of food systems and climate.The call will support basic and applied research and is focused on the interactions between climate change and food systems: assessing the consequences of climate change on agri‐food markets and developing sustainable and resilient food value chains in the context of changing food needs and patterns (diets).

Network FOSC
Website https://www.foscera.net/en/www.foscera.net/2019-Call-Pre-announcement.htm
Aim of the joint call Assess climate change ‐ related risks for food value chains, including impacts on producers, prices, availability, quality, international trade and food security, and resulting changes in consumer behaviors; Promote innovative technology deployment to build sustainable and resilient food value chains influenced by changing food needs and patterns, and to develop better efficiency of the inputs and outputs of food systems; Improve resilience and reduce volatility in agri‐food production and food markets to sustainably improve food security in the context of climatic variation; Reduce food losses under climate change, including novel approaches to valorize side streams and reduce food waste.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 20/12/2019
Deadline Pre-Proposal 19/02/2020 Submitted proposal: 71
Deadline Full-Proposal 15/11/2020 Submitted proposal: 43
Evaluation End Date 09/02/2021 Successful proposal: 17 Proposals funded: 17
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
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
Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Burkina Faso National Fund For Research And Innovation For Development (FONRID)
Côte d'Ivoire Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES)
Egypt Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHE SR)
France International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-IAMM)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Hungary National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
Italy Ministry of Agricultural food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF)
Kenya The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST)
Morocco Ministry of National Education, Professional Training, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research (MENFPESRS)
Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MinLNV)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Panama Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT)
South Africa National Research Foundation (NRF)
Sweden Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)
Turkey The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
BICEPS Biochar Integration in Small-Holder Cropping Systems –Econ... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 5
BIO-BELIEF BIOfortification of common Bean to promote heaLthy dIEt and ... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 7
BLUE-CYCLING BLUE-CYCLING - Integrated aquaculture and agriculture for re... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 8
C4C CropsForChange; Tackling the global warming effects in crops 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 6
CHIAM Integrated chia and Oyster mushroom system for Sustainable f... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 8
CLIMAQUA Establishing an innovative and transnational feed production... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 8
CREATE Cross-Border Climate Vulnerabilities and Remote Impacts of F... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 8
CRRIsP Climate Resilient and Responsible Innovations in Potato 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 5
NutriGreen Promoting Green Nutrition for the Sahel region 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 4
PHEALING Post Harvest losses mitigation by improved plant hEALING 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 5
SAFOODS Strengthening African FOOD Systems in the face of climate ch... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 4
SALAD Saline Agriculture as a Strategy to Adapt to Climate Change 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 11
SECUREFOOD2050 Improving resilience and food security in 2050 climate throu... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 6
Sus-Agri-CC Innovative biofertilizers boosting yield of crop: Toward Sus... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 6
TRUSTFARM Towards Resilient and sUStainable integrated agro-ecosystems... 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 8
ThermoK Thermophilic breakdown of keratin-laden biomass waste 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 6
URBANFOSC Urban Food Resilience under Climate Change Challenges 01/06/2021 31/05/2024 5