Innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems

Basic Information

Network SUSFOOD2
Aim of the joint call This Joint Call initiative by SUSFOOD2/FOSC network aims to strengthen Research and Development on innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems. The Call originated under the premise that attaining resilient and sustainable food systems would require a transition from current linear food production systems, which are vulnerable to system shocks, to resilient circular systems that encompass efficiency, side-stream valorisation and avoidance of food loss and waste and consider the interdependencies within the systems and its stakeholders. Such a transition will have to be accompanied by substantial progress in the organisation and management of food systems and supported by the development of novel technologies, which will play a key role to support the transformation of food systems so that they operate within natural resource boundaries with minor climate change impact.
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Launch date 17/05/2021
Deadline Full-Proposal 16/08/2021 Submitted proposal: 31
Evaluation End Date 10/11/2021 Successful proposal: 23 Proposals funded: 5
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
  • Health
  • 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

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Algeria General Directorate for Scientific Research and Technological Development (DGRSDT)
Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS)
Argentina National Institute of Agriculture Technology (INTA)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Italy Ministry of Agricultural food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF)
Morocco Ministry of National Education, Professional Training, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research (MENFPESRS)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
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
AlgaeBrew Unlocking the potential of microalgae for the valorisation o... 01/04/2022 31/03/2025 9
IPSUS Climate smart food innovation using plant and seaweed protei... 14/04/2022 13/04/2025 9
MedAgriFoodResilience Socio-environmental shocks assessment and resilience empower... 30/04/2022 29/04/2025 5
Olive3P Innovative sustainable food system for olive oil production ... 01/05/2022 30/04/2025 5
SmartDairy Climate-smart Dairy: Assessing Challenges, Innovations, and ... 01/04/2022 31/03/2025 6