Why does research and innovation on plant health matter?
Plant health is under mounting pressure due to the increasing number and frequency of new and reemerging pests resulting from intensification, globalisation, trade development and climate change, which increase their potential to establish themselves and spread.
The introduction and spread of plant pests are a serious threat that can have far-reaching economic, social and environmental consequences.
European agriculture and forestry need to be granted sufficient means to cope with these threats to ensure their vital functions, avoid trade disruptions and ensure consumer confidence in food by mitigating the potential risks to plant health.
Tackling numerous and highly dynamic biotic threats requires integrated approaches and the development of a wide range of tools for prevention, monitoring, control and management of pests and diseases along with risk management strategies. This includes seeking alternatives to contentious pesticides.
Calls for proposals related to plant health are spread across numerous schemes in Horizon 2020. This page lists them and explains how you can apply.
The rural development policy supports innovation through a range of interventions, including the European innovation partnership for agriculture (EIP-AGRI).
Some plant health related calls may be found in this programme.
Collaboration and jobs
The EIP-AGRI fosters innovation in agriculture and forestry connecting knowledge and practice.
Search and view profiles of all organisations that have received funding via the funding and tenders Portal.
- Major facilities, resources and services used by the science community.
Researcher jobs in related fields.
Projects and results
The AgriResearch factsheet collects most of the research and innovation related to plant health under Horizon 2020 societal challenge 2.
The one-stop shop to EU-funded agricultural innovation projects
The Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects.
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects.
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Scientific publications produced by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
The commission's Joint Research Centre compiles databases and develops software and modelling tools.
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data is free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.
Access to data from the Copernicus programme.