|Type of Project||Strengthening partnerships and alignment projects|
|Keyword||climate change; food security; risk management; food value chains; consumer behavior|
|Budget||15 151 515|
|Main Funder||Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) (H2020)|
|Coordinator||French National Research Agency (ANR)|
|Project Web Site||https://www.foscera.net/en/www.foscera.net.htm|
FOSC : Assessing the impact of climate change on food and nutrition security and designing more sustainable and resilient food systems in Europe and beyond
Climate change will affect food security: food availability, food accessibility, food utilisation and food systems stability. Designing sustainable food processes under climate change evolution is complex, encompassing many sectors. The EU-funded FOSC project is the ERA-NET Cofund on Food Systems and Climate. It will implement a range of joint activities to contribute to the creation of a strong and effective research and innovation network between Africa, Europe, and Latin America, as well as the coordination and synergism between national, international and EU research programmes relevant to food security under climate change. It will assess climate change-related risks for food value chains, reduce volatility in agri-food production, and develop novel approaches to valorise side streams and reduce food waste.
The joint call will focus on regional food systems within a global perspective and addressing:
- Assessing climate change-related risks for food value chains, including impacts on prices, international trade and food security, and resulting changes in consumer behaviours. The three dimensions of sustainability will be adressed: social-cultural, economic, and environmental (including climate change mitigation);
- Improving resilience and reducing volatility in agri-food production and food markets to sustainably improve food security in the context of climatic variation;
- Reducing food losses under climate change including through novel approaches to valorise side streams and reduce food waste.
FOSC is the ERA-Net Cofund on Food Systems and Climate
Achieving food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture is a complex challenge that crosses many sectors, disciplines and policy areas. Adaptation to climate change will require systemic change and transformation of the global food systems with a more holistic and integrated approach.
FOSC is built upon and supported by the experience from the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and the ERA-Net Cofund LEAP-Agri. The FOSC consortium consist out of 28 partners from Europe, Africa and Latin America. FOSC pulls together resources for a joint research programme and is supported by the European Commission through an ERA-Net Cofund grant. FOSC is under the Call H2020-SFS-2018-2020 of Horizon2020 with the grant number 862555.
FOSC will implement a range of joint activities to contribute to the creation of a strong and effective trans-national research and innovation network between Europe, Africa, and Latin America, as well as to the coordination and synergism between national, international and EU research programmes that are relevant to food security under climate change.