Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
European agriculture and forestry must deal with dwindling natural resources, the effects of climate change, the changing global demographic and the need to provide a sustainable, safe and secure food supply for its citizens . The goal is to provide agriculture and forestry with the required knowledge and tools to support productive, resource-efficient and resilient systems that supply food, feed and other biobased raw-materials without compromising ecosystem services, while supporting the development of incentives and policies for thriving rural livelihoods. [Read more...]
Agriculture, crops, natural resources and forestry
Agriculture remains central to the economy of rural areas and therefore plays a major role in all aspects of rural development. Multifunctional agricultural systems, producing food, other goods and services, are important elements in the strategy of environmental integration and sustainable development and should be fully integrated in rural development policies.
Animal production and breeding, health and welfare
EU supported research in KBBE recognises the global changes and drivers concerning the international markets of animals and animal products, the increase in international trade including the animal protein and new food products demand, competition between products for food and for energy; effects of climate change.
Direct policy support
The overall objective of Theme 2 is to assist in the transition towards a “European Knowledge-Based Bio-economy”.
QUANTOMICS - Advanced genetics for improving livestock
EADGENE_S - Strengthening the implementation of durable integration in FP6 Networks of Excellence
LOWINPUTBREEDS - Adapting livestock to low-input farming
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