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Sectors: Health, Innovation, Research

Regions: European Union, Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Comission


The focus area ‘sustainable food security’ will put greater emphasis on the resilience of primary production, coping with resource depletion and climate change, and research and innovation along the food value chain than the previous work programme (2014–2015).

Priorities and funded actions:

– SFS-04-2017: New partnerships and tools to enhance European capacities for in-situ conservation
– SFS-05-2017: Robotics Advances for Precision Farming
– SFS-07-2016-2017: Organic breeding – Increasing the competitiveness of the organic breeding and farming sectors
– SFS-08-2017: Organic inputs – contentious inputs in organic farming
– SFS-10-2017: Research and approaches for emerging diseases and pests in plants and terrestrial livestock
– SFS-13-2017: Validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health
– SFS-15-2016-2017: Breeding livestock for resilience and efficiency
– SFS-16-2017: Bee health and sustainable pollination
– SFS-17-2017: Innovations in plant protection
– SFS-18-2017: Support to the development and implementation of FOOD 2030 – a European research and innovation policy framework for food and nutrition security
– SFS-19-2016-2017: ERA-NET Cofund: Public-Public Partnerships in the bioeconomy
– SFS-20-2017: Towards a science-based regionalisation of the Common Fisheries Policy
– SFS-21-2016-2017: Advancing basic biological knowledge and improving management tools for commercially important fish and other seafood species
– SFS-22-2017: Smart fisheries technologies for an efficient, compliant and environmentally friendly fishing sector
– SFS-27-2017: Permanent grassland – farming systems and policies
– SFS-28-2017: Functional biodiversity – productivity gains through functional biodiversity: effective interplay of crop pollinators and pest predators
– SFS-29-2017: Socio-eco-economics – socio-economics in ecological approaches
– SFS-30-2017: Closing loops at farm and regional levels to mitigate GHG emissions and environmental contamination – focus on carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in agro-ecosystems
– SFS-32-2017: Promoting and supporting the eco-intensification of aquaculture production systems: inland (including fresh water), coastal zone, and offshore
– SFS-34-2017: Innovative agri-food chains: unlocking the potential for competitiveness and sustainability
– SFS-35-2017: Innovative solutions for sustainable food packaging
– SFS-36-2017: Co-fund on “One Health” (zoonoses – emerging threats)
– SFS-39-2017: How to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic?
– SFS-40-2017: Sweeteners and sweetness enhancers
– SFS-43-2017: Earth observation services for the monitoring of agricultural production in Africa
– SFS-46-2017: Alternative production system to address anti-microbial drug usage, animal welfare and the impact on health
– SFS-47-2017: Management of soil water resources in the EU and China and its impact on agro-ecosystem functions
– SFS-48-2017: Resource-efficient urban agriculture for multiple benefits – contribution to the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership
– SFS-49-2017: Better understanding the challenges facing agriculture and the impacts of policies – A European platform to support modelling in agriculture
– SFS-50-2017: Supporting international cooperation activities on agriculture soil contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation

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