FACCE-JPI pulls together the research capacity required to tackle the challenges. It seeks to avoid unnecessary duplication and to align and integrate national programmes. Since 2012, FACCE-JPI members have participated in a wide range of instruments for the implementation of joint actions among which about 15 joint research actions worth more than 104 Million euro.
Based on these initial experiences, FACCE-JPI will continue to strive for more shared visions and integration, in order to increase the common impact of European research on society. An important goal of FACCE-JPI’s joint actions is to generate research results that can inform policies. Another goal is to support innovations from farmers, food producers and other end-users in the agri-food chain.
About the Core Research Themes
To respond to the interconnected challenges of sustainable agriculture, food security and impacts of climate change, FACCE-JPI has elaborated five interdisciplinary Core Themes in their Strategic Research Agenda.
The Governing Board determines the FACCE-JPI strategy and the joint activities to implement on the basis of transnational workshops and with support from the Scientific Advisory Board and the Stakeholder Advisory Board.
These core research themes are gradually taken into account by national research agendas in view of aligning national programmes where much research is already undertaken, and inspire pilot joint actions on topics where research is lacking.
In 2016 the original Strategic Research Agenda saw an update named "FACCE-JPI in brief". This update refreshed the original five Core Themes, reframing them around new, more impact-driven research priorities.