Climate change impacts along the agro-food chain: End-user relevant research for food security

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    Carla Moris
    1 May 2016 - updated 2 years ago
    Total votes: 65

Contribution received to the FET Flagships consultation: Climate change impacts along the agro-food chain: End-user relevant research for food security

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Authors: FACCE MACSUR leadership team

Reporter: Martin Köchy - FACCE MACSUR

The focus of our proposal (food security) has been recognised as a vital area for action at the highest level within European research, policy and stakeholder communities. The EXPO2015 EU Scientific Steering Committee presented recommendations for research and innovation in global food and nutrition security (Fischler et al. 2015). The 2015 Lund Declaration by ten European Joint Programming Initiatives calls for political commitment to the alignment of research, infrastructure, and funding to address grand societal challenges of which food security is one. Our proposal will significantly contribute to the Food Research Area announced by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research Innovation and Science.

It is widely accepted that climate change impact models have enormous potential to address the grand challenges faced by Europe in relation to food, energy and economic security. There has never been a more pressing need for fundamental research linked to real world applications that mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on primary production… And here’s how it could work in practice.

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