In the context of a growing population and changing demographics, climate change and greater pressure on all natural resources feeding the world will require a major transformation in the way that we produce, manage and consume food.
This implies a move to sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems that can at the same time also help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to changing environmental conditions, while providing food and nutrition security.
It means rethinking how we produce food, reducing waste and losses, and taking and agroecological approach that safeguards biodiversity and ecosystem services.
FACCE-JPI was launched by the European Council in 2010 with the goal of promoting greater cooperation and coherence in research programming across Europe to meet the societal challenges of jointly ensuring food security, adaptation to climate change impacts, and mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions.
It is an initiative of 24 participating countries that are committed to align national programmes under a common Strategic Research Agenda. FACCE-JPI strives to contribute to the strengthening of the European Research Area (ERA) by mobilising European researchers, funders and other stakeholders.
FACCE-JPI promotes the integration and alignment of national research resources in Europe under a common research strategy, to address the diverse challenges in agriculture, food security and climate change.
FACCE-JPI envisions a European Research Area addressing the challenges at the intersections of agriculture, food security and climate change in order to achieve sustainable and resilient food systems providing healthy diets, respecting the local ecosystems and planetary boundaries. Research should not only look at technical solutions and should always consider the socio-economic aspects of proposed solutions.