Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Featured projects about Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, maritime and martime inland water research and bio-economy

E.g., 23-10-2017
E.g., 23-10-2017
  • On 27 January 2016, key representatives of the Animal health community joined in Brussels to launch the International Research Consortium (IRC) on Animal Health. Less than one year later, thanks to Horizon 2020 funding, a new Scientific Secretariat for this IRC is up and running.
  • An EU-funded project has developed new ways of converting biomass in Brazil into a range of higher value-added products, helping to cut waste, reduce fossil fuel dependence and strengthen sustainable paper-making practices. Several new technologies are now being exploited by project partners and licensed third parties.
  • The Respon-SEA-ble project aims to help raise awareness of our individual and collective responsibility towards maintaining healthy oceans through better targeted communication. A change in behaviour will help to reduce man’s impact on marine ecosystems and open up new opportunities to explore the ocean's potential.
  • The global fresh produce supply chain must take into account climate change in order to ensure food safety, warn EU-funded researchers.
  • When oil-seed plants and fish are processed, how can we use the parts not traditionally used in food? How about food ingredients, skincare and pesticides? EU-funded researchers have demonstrated sustainable ways to get the most out of produce. Companies are already building factories and machines to put the results to good use.
  • The times when all farmers needed was a fertile plot of land are long gone. Today, they need input from many sources to do their job. Agricultural knowledge and information systems (AKIS) provide farmers with knowledge on agricultural innovations; an EU-funded project took stock to better understand these systems.
  • Farmers and forest managers need to monitor vital land management activities and changes in vegetation. They are just two potential end-users of a comprehensive new satellite-based earth monitoring system providing free, full and open mapping data to boost management and protection of the environment.
  • A comprehensive study of farming practices is underway as part of an EU-funded project to help tackle the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans.
  • Our fragile marine ecosystems are under threat. Sustainable use of resources is key to redressing the balance. Enter a network of EU-funding research agencies who have already offered a glimpse of the future of fisheries and aquaculture research.
  • When consumers buy food, their choices impact economies, the environment and the well-being of both humans and animals. An EU-funded project is developing a flexible method to assess these impacts to help policymakers achieve a more sustainable food supply.

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