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1st Call Announcement


Contributions towards a sustainable and resilient agri-food system

Are you passionate about creating a greener future? Join us in our mission to build a sustainable and resilient agri-food system. We are excited to announce our first research funding call, and we invite experts, innovators, and visionaries to contribute to this transformative cause!

🌍 Why Participate?

By participating in this research funding call, you can make a tangible impact on the future of our agri-food system. Together, we will address critical challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, and food security. Your innovative ideas and ground breaking research can shape a better future for generations to come.

💡 What We're Seeking:

We are seeking research proposals that focus on enhancing the sustainability and resilience of the agri-food system. From climate-smart agriculture and precision farming to circular economies and sustainable supply chains, we welcome contributions across various areas. If your research can unlock new solutions, technologies, or practices that benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment, we want to hear from you!

  • Topic 1: Enhance fertilizer efficiency and reduce fertilizer use
  • Topic 2: Increase European protein self sufficiency
  • Topic 3: Mitigate GHG emissions in agricultural and food system
  • Topic 4: Sustainable energy use and production in agri-food systems

Proposed projects can include approaches for organic farming and/or food as well as conventional approaches.

🤝 Who Should Apply:

This funding call is open to Universities and other higher education institutions, public research institutions, private non-profit organisations, and private companies dedicated to advancing knowledge and driving positive change in the agri-food sector. Whether you're an expert in agricultural sciences, environmental studies, economics, or any related field, we encourage you to share your expertise and contribute to this transformative research initiative.

💰 Funding and Support:

Selected research projects will receive funding grants, empowering you to bring your ideas to life. Additionally, we provide access to a network of industry experts, collaboration opportunities, and resources to ensure the success and impact of your research. Together, we can accelerate progress towards a sustainable and resilient agri-food system.

📆 Submission and Deadlines:

Don't miss this exciting opportunity! Submit your research proposals

  1. The deadline for pre-registration of proposals is July 20, 12:00h CEST
  2. The deadline for full proposal submission is September 7, 12:00h CEST.


For any inquiries or further information, reach out to our dedicated team at

🌱 Join us in transforming the agri-food system for a sustainable and resilient future. Together, let's cultivate innovation, drive positive change, and ensure a better world for all. Submit your research proposal and be a part of this ground breaking movement!


                                                                 Submission tool and documents



Note: There will be a webinar for applicants on 20th of June 2023, 11:00 CEST (max. 60 min).  Registration link:

Upon registration, you will receive an email containing the connection details for the webinar. Slides will be available in the download area after the webinar. Please be aware that the webinar might be recorded. 


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