Out Now: New Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020
The official Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 was released on October 27, 2017.
With this new and final Work Programme, the EU is investing further €30 billion in research and innovation. It provides €1.3 billion of new funding opportunities for the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) on ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’.
A new agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) brochure highlights all new calls which are related to agriculture and forestry. The main opportunities can be found in two calls:
- Sustainable Food Security (SFS)
The call on Sustainable Food Security dedicates €753 million to the challenge of using resources more wisely and feeding people more sustainably. This call focuses on how we can produce healthier and more diverse food from better-managed ecosystems. It seeks to improve resource efficiency and the environmental performance of food systems. It puts a particular emphasis on better understanding the impact of climate change and designing adequate adaptation strategies. The GoodBerry project is funded under a previous call for SFS back in 2015: Strategies for crop productivity, stability and quality.
- Rural Renaissance (RUR)
The Rural Renaissance call offers €263 million to design ways for rural territories to become smarter, greener, more circular and better connected. This call focuses on how to favor generation renewal, greater resilience and public goods delivery through modernised policies. It seeks to make the promises of the digital revolution come true for farmers and rural inhabitants. The call will also invest in innovative and more circular value chains to improve welfare in rural areas.
Download the EIP-AGRI brochure here.