SYSTEMIC is an EU Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security. It started as a joint action of JPI HDHL (Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life), JPI-OCEANS (Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans) and FACCE-JPI (Joint Programming Initiative for Agriculture, Climate Change, and Food Security) launched in 2019 under the ERA-NET ERA-HDHL. On the 1st of July 2020 the joint action resulted in SYSTEMIC, which and will run for 3 years. The overall aim is to foster transnational and interdisciplinary collaboration and networking to catalyse and accelerate research that integrates the different facets of the food system to address climate and global change challenges. The SYSTEMIC project will work through a series of workshops on cross-cutting themes, building on and connecting existing initiatives, projects, and programs. The objectives will be exemplified using specific test cases including cereals, legumes, and olive oil for terrestrial, and fish, molluscs and algae for aquatic systems, but the generated data management processes could be applied to other systems in the future.
SYSTEMIC has received funding for a total Budget of about 1.7 Million Euros from national research funding parties in Belgium (FWO), France (INRAE), Germany (BLE), Italy (MIPAAF), Latvia (IZM), Norway (RCN), Portugal (FCT), and Spain (AEI). It is co-coordinated by Dr. Habtamu Alem (Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research-Norway), Prof. Marco Bindi (University of Florence-Italy), and Prof. Duarte Torres (University of Porto, Institute of Public Health-Portugal). The SYSTEMIC project involves 178 researchers from 42 research institutions from 8 countries (Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, and Latvia).
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