The new FACCE-JPI Strategic Research Agenda 2020 will be presented at the FACCE-JPI 10 Year Event “A world in transition: Journey towards a sustainable future”, Session 2 FACCE-JPI Scientific debate – The critical role of science: Learning from the past to cope with future challenges on 27 November 2020.
The 2020 Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) is an update from the 2016 SRA and takes into account FACCE-JPI’s past work and achievements and input from the members of FACCE-JPI as represented in the Governing Board. Member States’ national priorities that need to be highlighted were specified and integrated in the text, along with the JPI’s past and ongoing work with other European and international initiatives. It also takes into account the context of Horizon Europe with its new mission areas and partnerships.
The European Commission has set out to make Europe the frontrunner for climate and green ambitions, requiring significant investment in research and innovation, which should provide the foundation of future policy decisions. European Member States and Associated Countries need to cooperate more than ever to cope with the growing challenges and the European Research Area needs to be reinforced. FACCE-JPI is a leading Member State-driven initiative that over the last ten years has worked at the intersection of challenges linked to agriculture, food security and climate change. In the current context of continued urgent global challenges and changing political priorities, FACCE-JPI is rising to the occasion with its new and ambitious Strategic Research Agenda. Accordingly, the FACCE-JPI Scientific Advisory Board and Stakeholder Advisory Board have worked with the Governing Board to propose a new Vision and Mission and 4 new Core Themes, which are presented in an accessible document. As before, this SRA will be implemented through successive Implementation Plans.
Through the co-creation approach used to prepare this document, FACCE-JPI hopes to create a positive environment in which we can work together to tackle the enormous challenges we face in an effective and synergistic manner to achieve a positive impact on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change.
New FACCE-JPI Vision
A European Research Area addressing sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems to provide adequate and nutritious food and to contribute to a climate neutral Europe by 2050.
New FACCE-JPI Mission
Aligning and co-designing research, and delivering knowledge for addressing the challenges of sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems integrating the climate system, the food system and the ecosystem.
The four new FACCE-JPI core themes (CT) are:
• CT1: An agricultural sector that contributes to climate neutrality,
• CT2: Sustainable & resilient agriculture,
• CT3: Nutrition-sensitive agricultural production for food security,
• CT4: Trade-offs and Synergies between food production, ecosystems and climate.
FACCE-JPI was launched by the European Council in October 2010. It brings together 24 European and Associated countries engaged to enhance European research capacity for facing the challenge of producing food for an increasing population in the context of changing climate. By aligning national research programmes, FACCE-JPI aims to reduce duplication, cover gaps, and create European level synergy and critical mass in these areas and to maximise the efficiency of research funding. The Strategic Research Agenda, designed as a research and innovation road map, will steer FACCE-JPI activities for the future.
Further information is available on the FACCE-JPI website
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