FP7 Cooperation Work Programme: Theme 2 – Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology VII PM Closed!


The objetive of this call for proposal is to ...

The main activities to be developed are:

  • Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments.
  • Activity 2.2: Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well being.
  • Activity 2.3:Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes.
  • Activity 2.4: Other activities.


Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments.

  • KBBE-2008-1-1-01: Development of new tools and processes based upon genomic resources to support R&D in crop plants for breeding
  • KBBE-2008-1-1-02: Regulation of environmental responses and developmental processes by epigenetics in crop plants
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-01: Development of appropriate indicators of the relationship between organic/low-input farming and biodiversity
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-02: New and converging technologies for Precision Livestock Farming in European animal production systems
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-03: Assessment and mitigation of the impact of aquaculture on wild populations
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-04: Microbial control for more sustainable aquaculture
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-05: Improved agro-forestry systems for sustainable farming – SICA
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-06: Forecasting forest diversity under the influence of climatic changes and the consequences for stability and productivity of forest ecosystems
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-07: Forest energy – Short rotation forestry as a sustainable and eco-efficient land use management system for fossil fuels substitution within CDM-projects
  • KBBE-2008-1-2-08: Novel approaches for reusing nitrogen losses
  • KBBE-2008-1-3-01: Improving production animal health and food safety through investigating the gut function of farm animals, the gastro-intestinal microflora and their interactions
  • KBBE-2008-1-3-02: Foot-and-mouth disease: improve and / or develop vaccine, vaccination strategies and diagnostics assays for free and endemic settings – SICA
  • KBBE-2008-1-3-03: Improve tools and strategies for the prevention and control of classical swine fever
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-01: Development of new diagnostic methods in support of Plant Health policy
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-02: Deep sea fisheries management
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-03: Fisheries management approach based on maximum acceptable limits of negative impacts
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-04: Common Agricultural Policy – the spatial dimension in EU rural development programmes
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-05: Macro-economic analysis of competitiveness, including non-tariff barriers
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-06: Societal Impact of Organic Farming
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-07: Exploring the pros & cons and the public perception of GM animals
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-08: Characterisation and valorisation of Andean soil microbial diversity to support sustainable crop production and agro-ecosystems – SICA (Latin America-Andean region)
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-09: Quality Assurance Schemes
  • KBBE-2008-1-4-11: Coordinating the activities of KBBE relevant European Technology Platforms

Activity 2.2: Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well being.

  • KBBE-2008-2-1-01: Measures aimed at promoting healthy eating habits
  • KBBE-2008-2-2-01: Optimal human cell function and nutrition  project
  • KBBE-2008-2-2-02: Bioactive compounds in traditional food products - SICA (Black Sea Region)
  • KBBE-2008-2-2-03: Obesity prevention in the Mediterranean area - SICA (Mediterranean Partner Countries)
  • KBBE-2008-2-3-01: Exploring the micro-structure of foods
  • KBBE-2008-2-3-02: Alternatives to sulphites in foods
  • KBBE-2008-2-3-03: Training and career development for future food scientists
  • KBBE-2008-2-4-01 Perfluorinated organic compounds in food
  • KBBE-2008-2-4-02: Biocides and antibiotic resistance
  • KBBE-2008-2-5-01: Influence of food contaminants on early programming leading to obesity
  • KBBE-2008-2-5-02: A lead market vision for food
  • KBBE-2008-2-5-03: Dissemination of research projects in the food sector

Activity 2.3:Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-food products and processes.

  • KBBE-2008-3-1-01: Plant natural products - Alternative sources for the synthesis of bioactive or industrial added value products
  • KBBE-2008-3-1-02: Sweet sorghum – An alternative energy crop for biofuel production in semi-arid and temperate regions – SICA (Latin America, South Africa, India)
  • KBBE-2008-3-1-03: European non-food crops and their industrial application
  • KBBE-2008-3-1-04: Plant-produced vaccines - SICA (Russia)
  • KBBE-2008-3-1-05: Development of fermentor-like applications and other plant-based containment systems for molecular farming
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-01: Molecular modelling for rational design of industrial enzymes – SICA (Russia)
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-02: Industrial bioprocesses for fine and speciality chemicals
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-03: Nanobiotechnology based biosensors for optimised bioprocesses
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-04: Novel nanobiotechnology (bio to nano) processes and products
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-05: Life cycle analysis and socioeconomic assessment of integrated biorefineries
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-06: Development of high performance composites based on flax and hemp
  • KBBE-2008-3-2-07: Industrially relevant products and processes from marine biotechnology
  • KBBE-2008-3-3-01: Upgrading of wood, wood-related residues and humic-origin substances to value-added chemicals and materials: from biological understanding to innovative applications – SICA (Russia)
  • KBBE-2008-3-3-02: Aquatic anaerobic bioremediation

Activity 2.4: Other activities.

  • KBBE-2008-4-01 Network of Third Countries National Information Points – (ICPC and countries with bilateral S&T agreements with the European Community)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 96,85 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 February 2008 - 13 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • FP7 Cooperation Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotechnology - FP7-KBBE-2008-2B (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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