Call for proposals 2021 - Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01 Closed!

Objectives

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out credible pathways to fair, healthy, safe, climate- and environment‑friendly, resilient food systems from primary production to consumption, ensuring food and nutrition security for all within planetary boundaries in the EU and globally. More specifically, proposals should contribute to one or more of the following impacts:

  • sustainable, productive, climate-neutral and resilient farming systems providing consumers with affordable, safe, traceable healthy and sustainable food, while minimising pressure on ecosystems, restoring and enhancing biodiversity, improving public health and generating fair economic returns for farmers;
  • sustainable fisheries and aquaculture increasing aquatic biomass production, diversification and consumption of seafood products for fair, healthy, climate‑resilient and environment‑friendly food systems with low impact on aquatic ecosystems and high animal welfare; and
  • sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems delivering co-benefits for climate mitigation and adaptation, environmental sustainability and circularity, sustainable healthy nutrition, safe food consumption, food poverty reduction, the inclusion of marginalised people, the empowerment of communities, and flourishing businesses.

 
When considering their impact, proposals also need to assess their compliance with the ‘do no significant harm’ principle[[See Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (EU Taxonomy Regulation).]], whereby R&I projects should not support or involve activities that significantly undermine any of the six environmental objectives of the EU Taxonomy Regulation.
 
To unlock the full potential of R&I and maximise impacts, participatory approaches, e.g. multi-actor approach, involving input from industry, technology providers, primary producers, the food, drink and hospitality industry, consumers, citizens, local authorities, etc. should be promoted with a view to co-creating innovative systemic solutions in support of food systems’ sustainability.
 
Topics under this destination should have impacts in the following impact areas of the Horizon Europe strategic plan for 2021-2024:
 

  • sustainable food systems from farm to fork on land and sea
  • climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • enhancing ecosystems and biodiversity on land and in waters;
  • good health and high-quality accessible healthcare;
  • clean and healthy air, water and soil;
  • a resilient EU prepared for emerging threats; and
  • inclusive growth and new job opportunities.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-01: Reaching the farm to fork target: R&I scenarios for boosting organic farming and organic aquaculture in Europe (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-02: Developing sustainable and competitive land-based protein crop systems and value chains (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-03: Digitalisation as an enabler of agroecological farming systems (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-04: Tackling outbreaks of plant pests (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-05: Animal welfare 2.0 (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-06: Vaccines and diagnostics for priority animal diseases (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-07: Research & innovation roadmap for blockchain technologies in the agri-food sector (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-08: Uncovering lock-ins and levers to encourage farmers to move to and stay in sustainable, climate-neutral and biodiversity-friendly farming systems: from experiments to systemic mechanisms (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-09: Towards an EU approach to assess and internalise positive and negative externalities of food for incentivising sustainable choices (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-10: Sea to fork transparency and consumer engagement (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-11: Digital transition supporting inspection and control for sustainable fisheries (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-12: Filling knowledge gaps on the nutritional, safety, allergenicity and environmental assessment of alternative proteins and dietary shift (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-13: Evidence-based decision-making to change social norms towards zero food waste (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-14: Microbes for healthy and sustainable food and diets (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-15: Transition to healthy and sustainable dietary behaviour (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-16: Identification, assessment and management of existing and emerging food safety issues (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-17: Increasing the transparency of EU food systems to boost health, sustainability and safety of products, processes and diets (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-18: One Health approach for Food Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL6-2021-FARM2FORK-01-19: EU-China international cooperation on integrated pest management in agriculture (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 186,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 October 2021 - 20 days ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (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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