ERA-NET on Sustainable Crop Production



SusCrop is an ERA-Net Cofund Action under H2020, which aims to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of Sustainable Crop Production through enhanced cooperation and coordination of different national and regional research programmes. In this regard, SusCrop brings together owners and managers of national and regional R&D&I programmes of EU Member States, EU-associated States and Third countries with significant experience in research funding and coordination.

One of the Grand Societal Challenges of the 21st century is to ensure food and nutrient security for a growing population under climate change and pressure on natural resources.

Thus, sustainable crop production needs to be secured and enhanced. Current food production methods utilise excess energy, water, pesticides and chemicals. New ways of sustainable crop production are necessary to increase productivity, reduce the amount of used chemicals and/or improve the quality of the crops. This will be crucial to maintain access to affordable safe and nutritious food for a healthy life, and to serve the increasing demand for industrially used biomass whilst keeping and improving a healthy environment, natural habitats and increasing biodiversity. Indeed SusCrop aims to cover all aspects of sustainability, including environmental, economic and social and cultural.

The ERA-NET SusCrop gathers a group of 34 owners and managers of national and regional R&D&I programmes from 19 different countries with significant experience in research funding and coordination.

The first transnational joint call for research projects (co-funded by the EC) within the framework of SusCrop aimed at the selection of projects that will significantly contribute to the sustainable production of crops. It is intended to fund projects for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.

More information about ERA-NET SusCropand and co-funded call can be found here: https://www.suscrop.eu/ 

Programme coordinator in NCBR:
Kinga Szymańska-Rzeźnik
Department of International Cooperation
t: +48 22 39 07 457
m: + 48 505 673 613
e-mail: kinga.szymanska-at-ncbr.gov.pl 

Programme Coordinator
Dr. Christian Breuer
Projektträger Jülich, Germany
+49 2461 61 96929
c.breuer-at-fz-juelich.de 

Call Secretariat:
Dr. Laura Stefana Ganea Kozin
+33 1 73 54 83 26
ANR, France
e-mail: suscrop-call-at-agencerecherche.fr