Projects

The 17 projects funded under the 2019 call.
The 5 projects funded under the 2021 joint call with SUSFOOD2.

The 2019 call
FOSC has selected 17 projects for funding under the 2019 joint call for proposals. FOSC brought together 26 funding organizations from 22 countries from 3 continents and one international organization, to support basic and applied research. The call was focused on ‘the interactions between climate 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)’. All projects selected for funding contribute in innovative ways to sustainable food systems under climate change. Each project is a collaboration between researchers from multiple countries and continents. The projects will run for 3 years and will start in June 2021.

The projects are:

  • SALAD - Saline Agriculture as a Strategy to Adapt to Climate Change (Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands)
  • BLUE-CYCLING - Integrated aquaculture and agriculture for resource-efficient food production (Germany, Honduras, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, United Kingdom + Brazil)
  • URBANFOSC - Urban Food Resilience under Climate Change Challenges (Algeria, France, Kenya, South Africa, the Netherlands)
  • SAFOODS - Strengthening African Food Systems in the face of climate change and food insecurity (France, Ivory Coast, Senegal, United Kingdom)
  • TRUSTFARM - Towards Resilient and sUStainable integrated agro-ecosystems Through appropriate climate-smart FARMing practices (Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Senegal)
  • CLIMAQUA - Establishing an innovative and transnational feed production approach for reduced climate impact of the aquaculture sector and future food supply (Germany, Kenya, Norway, South Africa)
  • ThermoK - Thermophilic breakdown of keratin-laden biomass waste (France, Kenya, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom)
  • CHIAM - Integrated chia and Oyster mushroom system for Sustainable food value chain in Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, Morocco)
  • SECUREFOOD2050 - Improving resilience and food security in 2050 climate through soilless precise agricultural techniques and irrigation with wastewater properly treated by innovative technologies to ensure food safety (Algeria, Belgium, Egypt, Italy, Morocco + 7 industrial partners)
  • CRRIsP - Climate Resilient and Responsible Innovations in Potato (Germany, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa)
  • BICEPS - Biochar Integration in Small-Holder Cropping Systems –Economy, Food Product Value Chains, Climate Change Resilience and Soil Fertility (Kenya, Norway, South Africa, Sweden)
  • NutriGreen - Promoting Green Nutrition for the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Germany, Senegal, Sweden)
  • C4C - CropsForChange; Tackling the global warming effects in crops (Algeria, Italy, Morocco, South Africa, Turkey)
  • CREATE - Cross-Border Climate Vulnerabilities and Remote Impacts of Food Systems of the EU, Turkey and Africa: Trade, Climate Risk and Adaptation (Egypt, Morocco, the Netherlands, Turkey)
  • PHEALING - Post Harvest losses mitigation by improved plant hEALING (Belgium, Germany, Kenya, South Africa)
  • BIO-BELIEF - BIOfortification of common Bean to promote heaLthy dIEt and Food security in a context of climatic variation (France, Italy, Kenya, South Africa + Brazil)
  • Sus-Agri-CC - Innovative biofertilizers boosting yield of cereals and horticultural crops under global climate change: Toward Sustainability of Agricultural systems against the Climate Change in arid zones (Algeria, France, Germany, Morocco, Turkey + Tunisia, Japan and Mexico)

The 2021 joint call with SUSFOOD2

Five projects from the 2021 joint call of FOSC and SUSFOOD2 have been nominated for funding! The five projects were selected out of 31 transnational research project proposals involving 195 researchers from 13 countries. The proposals were evaluated by international peer-reviewers following the criteria and procedure stated in the call announcement and evaluation guidelines.

The joint call “Innovative solutions for resilient, climate-smart and sustainable food systems” closed on August 16th. Out of the five selected projects four projects contribute to the first topic of the joint call: “Innovations to improve food systems sustainability, with a focus on increasing resource efficiency and reducing waste.” One selected project contributes to the second topic of the joint call: “Food Systems adaptation and resilience to system shocks.” The projects start between December 2021 and April 2022. The projects are:

  • MedAgriFoodResilience - Socio-environmental shocks assessment and resilience empowerment in Mediterranean agri-food heritage systems: Italy, Morocco, Algeria FAO GIAHS sites. (Italy, Morocco and Algeria)
  • IPSUS - Climate smart food innovation using plant and seaweed proteins from upcycled sources. (United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Romania and France)
  • SmartDairy - Climate-smart Dairy: Assessing Challenges, Innovations, and Solutions. (Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy and Finland)
  • AlgaeBrew - Unlocking the potential of microalgae for the valorisation of brewery waste products into omega-3 rich animal feed and fertilisers. (Ireland, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Belgium, United Kingdom and Romania)
  • Olive3P - Innovative sustainable food system for olive oil production converting solid and liquid by-products into edible yeast and biopesticide. (Algeria, Morocco and Turkey)
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