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FACCE-JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

FACCE-JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

FACCE-JPI : three years already!

The Joint Research Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) celebrated its 3-year anniversary on 22 October 2013 in Paris, and launched on this occasion its first biennial Implementation Plan for 2014-2015.

Guest speakers included Keith Sequeira from Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn's cabinet, Pierre Valla from the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, Dominique Ristori, Director General of the Joint Research Center, and Nikiforos Sivenas, Head of the Taskforce on Research and Innovation (DG AGRI). The event, attended by more than 100 people and watched on live-streaming throughout Europe, can be watched below.

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Why Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change?

Agriculture, food security and climate change pose key challenges for the world. The 2007-2008 world food crisis was a stark reminder that all countries need to build more resilient food systems in the light of expected (and unexpected) changes ahead. Research must play a leading role in bringing solutions. Europe has and continues to develop knowledge and technologies to underpin sustainable and competitive food production systems.

Agriculture (including forestry and aquaculture) are highly exposed to climate change – the variability of crop yields has already increased as a consequence of extreme climate events, such as the summer heat of 2003 and the spring drought of 2007 in Europe. However the agriculture and forestry sectors also offer the potential of mitigation of nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) emissions, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with indirect land use change and the development of verifiable GHG mitigation and carbon sequestration measures. Agriculture has to meet a demand for food which is estimated to rise globally by 50% by 2030 and to double by 2050, due to population growth, urbanisation and increased affluence in many societies.

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Biodiversity and Food Security – From Trade-offs to Synergies, 29-31 October 2014

3rd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals - October 29-31, 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France

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International Innovation interview with Marion Guillou now online

FACCE - JPI Governing Board Chair, Marion Guillou, speaks about the JPI in the journal International Innovation.

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European agriculture and food security: FACCE – JPI and Teagasc host “The Great Debate – on the Battle to Feed a Changing Planet”

Marion Guillou and Frank O'Mara at the cocktail reception
The European joint programming initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE – JPI) and its Irish partner TEAGASC co-organised a series of events at the ESOF conference includi...

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Bucharest, Romania - 24 - 25 September 2014

Food Safety Implications of Climate Change and Climate Variability workshop

This workshop will be the second exploratory workshop within the 2014-2015 Implementation Plan of the FACCE-JPI Strategic Research Agenda.

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Results of the joint BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI call 2013-2014 : 8 to 10 pan-European projects proposed for funding

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FACCE-ERA-NET+ Call for proposals on Climate Smart Agriculture

Following the 1st July steering committee meeting, 11 projects have been selected

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Bioeconomy stakeholders’ conference available by streaming

The conference – on 8 and 9 October in Turin, Italy – will gather experts and a wide range of stakeholders from industry and academia, as well as end-users, to discuss closing the industrial research-market gap and how to maximise the knowledge-based potential of Europe’s regions in the bioeconomy.

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