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ERA-NET Cofund on ICT-Enabled Agri-Food Systems 2019

ICT-AGRI-FOOD Call for transnational, collaborative, inter-/transdisciplinary research projects on ICT-enabled agri-food systems

The ERA-NET Co-fund ICT-AGRI-FOOD is now open and accepting proposals addressing the challenges of transforming European agri-food systems into sustainable, resilient, transparent and fair systems.

This funding initiative call for applied and fundamental research and resulting projects’ potential impact should be relevant for enabling digital technology solutions for a transition towards more sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. The proposed research projects should be consistent with the scope of this call and with the national/organisational thematic priorities of the countries/regions involved in the projects. 

The development and integration of new digital technologies for precision agriculture/smart farming, logistics, food processing, supply chain management, traceability, business transaction should also favour transparency and traceability for all stakeholders, from farmers all way down to consumers and not least politicians and decision makers. 

Relevant effects along the value chain should be also considered, combining impacts on two or more phases including: primary production, manufacturing and processing, food packaging, distribution, consumers’ behaviour and attitude, household as well as catering consumption, including questions regarding wastes and losses through the food chain. Projects, which develop solutions for sustainable agri-food systems, including organic sector as primary component of the food system, are welcome.  

The call will be funded by at least 29 funders from at least 22 countries and 3 European regions and has an overall budget of more than 20 million Euro.

The funding partners in Ireland are DAFM and Teagasc and the maximum funding available per project is: €175,000 from DAFM and €88,000 from Teagasc. Therefore, the total combined DAFM/Teagasc public funding to eligible Irish RPOs shall not be greater than €263,000 per project.

The Guidelines for Irish applicants (pdf 366Kb)     contain further details of national funding rules and detailed guidance for submitting applications to the 2019 Call. These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the central Call Announcement, which also includes a National Annex setting out summary requirements for Irish applicants.

The ICT-AGRI-FOOD 2019 Joint Call will follow a 2-step procedure with a pre-proposal (step 1) and full-proposal (step 2). There will be an expert evaluation and selection by funders at both steps. Further details of the 2019 call as well as deadlines for step 1 and 2 can be accessed through the ICT-AGRI-FOOD website.

For further queries the details of the Irish National Contact Point are:

Dr Aidan Holohan, Research and Codex Division, DAFM.

Email: aidan.holohan@agriculture.gov.ie Tel: +353 (0)1 6072426