In July the AER Secretariat followed the web-stream session of the Info Day on the new calls for proposals under Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge 2 and we gave you an overview.
Following the AER Bureau’s decision in Oppland to have food security as a key topic, we attended a dedicated session on this topic.
Below you can find a selection of some calls for proposals, specifically addressed to food security.
Innovative and citizen-driven food system approaches in cities (CE-SFS-24-2019)
80% of the European population is expected to be living in cities in the future. This begs the question: how can we ensure that each city dweller will have access to healthy food? Simultaneously, cities have potential that needs to be explored and developed through urban food strategies. Finding solutions is not easy, especially due to the diversity of cities and regions.
With this contaxt, the aim of this call is to identify food related urban innovation and assess their benefits in order to replicate such approaches.
Within this call, two projects will be funded. The involvement of civil society throughout the project is compulsory. Likewise, this is a topic with a focus on the circular economy, which thus needs to be taken into account.
Biodiversity in actions: across farmland and the value chain – Scope B: Capitalising on native biodiversity in farmland landscape (SFS-01-2018-2019-2020)
Farmers need to provide food for a growing population, while safeguarding biodiversity.
This call aims to tackle this issue. Project proposals are expected to consider various temporal and spatial scales when assessing the dynamics of biodiversity and its relationship with farming systems, the surrounding landscapes and throughout the value chain. More specifically, the aim is to better understand the relationship between farm management and native biodiversity.
Climate-smart and resilient farming – Scope B: Efficiency and resilience of mixed farming and agroforestry systems (LC-SFS-2018-2019)
European farming will be affected by climate change and this is a challenge that needs to be considered.
This call for proposals targeted to the development of further mixed farming systems. Projects should show how the integration of crops, livestocks and forestry activities can improve the resilience of agriculture when combined with the related climate change mitigation potential.
Projects proposal have to adopt a multi-actor approach, meaning integrating every stakeholder, including farmers.
If you want to learn more about these topics, do not hesitate to consult the Participant Portal to obtain more information.
Do you have a project idea? Do you want to design a project proposal? Then, keep an eye on the last part of this article’s series on the Societal Challenge 2 of Horizon 2020 to get some tips to help you design your project.
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