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FACCE-JPI adopts new priorities to solve the challenges of sustainable agriculture

Solutions, methods and tools developed in and for Europe are, therefore, relevant at a global scale. The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) identifies innovative solutions applicable at the European scale down to the local level and supports European policies and initiatives.

FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition

The international symposium was held in FAO headquarters in Rome from 15 to 17th February 2016. It explored how the application of science and technology, particularly agricultural biotechnologies, can benefit smallholders in developing sustainable food systems and improving nutrition in the context of climate change. The symposium took a multisectoral approach, covering the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors.

EuroScience Open Forum 2016

The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. Each conference aims to deliver stimulating content and lively debate around the latest advancements and discoveries in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

ESOF brings together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.

Sustainable Cities: Low-Carbon Policy for the Urban Energy Transition

The 13th annual international Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ will focus on the policy, social, health, economic and mobility challenges that climate change presents to today’s cities, evaluating the impact of climate change on a global and then urban level, offering in-depth insights  into low-carbon policy solutions for major urban sectors like transport and buildings, case studies on sustainability strategies from major cities around the world, and visits to a wind energy farm and a renewable electricity storage plant.

Water JPI 2016 - Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects on water and agriculture

The Water and FACCE JPIs announced the upcoming call for transnational collaborative research projects. The indicative total available budget amounts to 26M€, subject to the successful negotiation of the WaterWorks2015 ERA-NET Cofund with the European Commission. The call opened on 16.02.2016 and closed on 19.04.2016. A two-step application procedure is used in this call. Proposals (in English language) must be submitted electronically.

Read more: http://www.waterjpi.eu/ .

CIHEAM activity reports on agriculture and food

The CIHEAM Country Activities Reports (CAR) are summary documents that are proposed in the frame of CIHEAM communication policy, aiming to improve the circulation of information on the actions developed in each of their thirteen Member States. The CARs are updated on a yearly basis and released each January.

Read more: http://ciheam.org/index.php/en/about-ciheam/activities-reports .

Commission seeks views on research partnership in the Mediterranean

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on a new research and innovation initiative for sustainable food production and improved water management in the Mediterranean area. PRIMA, the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area, will involve both EU and non-EU Mediterranean states. It will reinforce international cooperation in research and innovation to address the food and water-related challenges that are critical to the region's sustainable development.

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