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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Health

Beneficiaries: Corporations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

Partner countries: Algeria, Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom


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WE Funding – FACCE JPI – Switch…
Funds for: switching from current linear food production, to sustainable, cyclical oriented systems
Main beneficiaries: legal entities

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: switching from current linear food production, to sustainable, cyclical oriented systems
Main beneficiaries: legal entities

Priorities and funded actions:

* To attain secure food and nutrition supply in the future;
* To switch from current linear food production, to sustainable, cyclical oriented systems (on land and sea) that also respond to consumers demand for a diverse, healthy, safe and attractive diet

* Topic 1: Resource-efficient, circular and zero-waste food systems
– Food system analysis and models;
– Food system solutions;
– Food system management
* Topic 2: Diversity in food from field to plate
– Diversity in farming systems;
– Diversity in processing;
– Diversity in supply chain/retailing;
– Diversity in consumption and diets
* Topic 3: Mild food processing
– Development of resource efficient, environmentally friendly, innovative solutions for careful food processing;
– Solutions for maintaining or improving the beneficial nutritive compounds;
– Development of food ingredients to improve stability, texture, flavour and overall acceptability that can also suit the organic scheme;
– Solutions for improved food safety and increased shelf life of minimally processed, fresh or perishable food products that will also reduce the food waste
* Topic 4: Sustainable and smart packaging
– Technological solutions;
– Demands on food packaging;
– Circular economy for packaging

Among financed actions
* Topic 1:
– Identification of critical points (barriers, pressures and enablers, evidence gaps and levers) or ‘win wins’ for transition to more sustainable/organic food systems;
– Evaluate and review existing metrics (e.g. indicators or standards) and/or development of new ones to establish relevant methods and tools (e.g. environmental footprint methods, carbon accounting etc.);
– Concepts for minimisation of food losses and waste;
– Modelling and simulating redesigned processes at various scales including business and distribution models (including comparative studies of different approaches and policy scenarios)
* Topic 2:
– Comparison of different solutions;
– Communication and education towards diverse plant-based diets
* Topic 3:
– Development of new, resource efficient and sustainable solutions for the food sector
* Topic 4:
– Identification of existing sustainable technological solutions for food packaging and their contribution to reduce food loss, food waste and the of amount of plastics;
– Cost-benefit analysis of smart packaging solutions;
– Analysis of consumer’s needs;
– Economic analysis of recycling strategies of food packaging

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: up to 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Applicants must be part of a research consortium of a minimum of 3 independent legal entities from a minimum of 3 different SF/CO partner countries participating with funding in a specific topic;
– Applicants are encouraged to follow multi-actor and multi-disciplinary approach