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FACCE-JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

FACCE-JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

Welcome to FACCE JPI

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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FACCE JPI News

Watch online: FACCE and HDHL grand debate addresses nutrition security with a whole system approach at EXPO2015 Milano

Health is the key driver for Europe's growth and prosperity. At the moment, however, the Western diet is neither healthy nor sustainable. How can European research contribute to providing adequate and healthy food without causing irreversible damage to the environment?

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Press release: Sustainably produced, healthy and nutritious food ensures Europe’s prosperity

Grand Debate press release
Health is the key driver for Europe's growth and prosperity. At the moment, however, the Western diet is neither healthy nor sustainable. How can European research contribute to providing adequate...

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1st Announcement: International Crop Modelling Symposium “Crop Modelling for Agriculture and Food Security under Global Change”

iCROPM2016 first announcement
International Crop Modelling Symposium “Crop Modelling for Agriculture and Food Security under Global Change”, 15-17 March 2016, Berlin, Germany. Co-Chairs: F Ewert (Bonn Univ.), K Boote (Univ. o...

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Online course on Environmental Management

Online course on Environmental Management is open for registration at the University of Copenhagen. Registration deadline is the 1st of June 2015 for MSc and PhD students and the 10th of June 2015 for continuing education students.

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Online course on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation

Online course Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation is open for registration at the University of Copenhagen. Registration deadline is the 1st of June 2015 for MSc and PhD students and the 10th of June 2015 for continuing education students.

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The brochure on the 2013-2014 BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI call now available

The 2013-2014 Call brochure, analyzing the results of the BiodivERsA/FACCE-JPI joint call on « Promoting synergies and reducing trade-offs between food supply, biodiversity and ecosystem services » is now available.

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FACCE-JPI and JPI HDHL are organising an event at EXPO 2015

On May 13, 2015, the two JPIs FACCE and HDHL will host "Grand debate on Nutrition Security – a whole system approach: A joint JPI FACCE – JPI HDHL EVENT on the impact of climate change on providing a sustainable food supply that has the nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy population".

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