2021 Joint Call

Basic Information

The four ERA-NETs FACCE ERA-GAS (Monitoring and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture and Silviculture), ICT-AGRI-FOOD, SusCrop (Sustainable Crop Production) and SusAn (Sustainable Animal Production Systems) have coordinated and aligned efforts in areas of mutual interest and established a joint transnational funding initiative in the field of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) research, focusing on circularity in mixed crops and livestock farming systems with emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The overall expected impact of projects funded under this call is to enhance circularity between crop and livestock farming systems.

Network SusAn
Website https://www.era-susan.eu/content/2021-joint-call-%E2%80%9Ccircularity%E2%80%9D
Aim of the joint call In this call, circularity integrates crops, animals and soil as cornerstones of sustainable agricultural production. Circularity aims at closing the loop of resources. Waste should be prevented, re-used or recycled. The (re)-integration of crop and livestock farming systems offers the possibility to reduce emissions, be more efficient at using natural resources, reduce or abandon external inputs (e.g., pesticides, mineral fertilizers and imported feed), be more resilient and contribute to maintain and restore biodiversity. Use of locally produced feed instead of imports, and use of manure instead of synthetic N-fertilizer may contribute to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ability of livestock to use a diversity of plant biomass may favour crop diversity. Crop diversity is an effective element in reducing inputs, managing plant health and soil fertility,and it may enhance resilience.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 08/03/2021
Deadline Full-Proposal 26/05/2021 Submitted proposal: 40
Evaluation End Date 31/10/2021 Successful proposal: 0 Proposals funded: 9
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
Type of research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Argentina National Institute of Agriculture Technology (INTA)
Belgium Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (EV-ILVO)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Bulgaria National Science Fund of Bulgaria (BNSF)
Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark (Innofond)
Estonia Estonian Science Foundation (ETAG)
Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Ireland Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc)
Italy Ministry of Agricultural food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF)
Latvia Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (LAAFS)
Latvia State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
Lithuania Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania (ZUM)
Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MinLNV)
New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovakia Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic (MPRV SR)
Spain Basque Foundation for Agro-food Safety (ELIKA)
Spain National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
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
CircAgric-GHG Strategies for Circular Agriculture to reduce GHG emissions ... 10
ConnectFarms Connecting sustainable agroecosystems and farming with circu... 10
DairyMix Multi-criteria assessment, decision support and management t... 10
MI BICYCLE MItigation and adaptation through better BIomass CYcling in ... 5
PROENV Balancing production and environment 6
ReLive Back to the Future: Reintegrating Land and Livestock for Gre... 11
SENSE Synergies in integrated systems: Improving resource use effi... 8
Solution4Farming Solutions for GHGs emissions mitigation for the mixed farmin... 5