Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems

Project Reference: 652615
Call:  H2020-ISIB-2014-1
Coordinator: Forschungszentrum Jülich


The objective of FACCE SURPLUS is to strengthen the European Research Area in support of different integrated food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, especially by organising, implementing and cofunding with the EU a joint call for transnational research projects on the topic of sustainable and resilient agriculture. As this topic falls within the scope of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE–JPI), this ERA-NET Cofund will contribute substantially to the delivery of the FACCE–JPI SRA. It will thereby also contribute to the overall EU objective of building the European Research Area through enhanced cooperation, coordination and alignment of national research programmes.
The action FACCE SURPLUS also aims at implementing other joint activities such as organizing workshops, scientific events, clustering of research platforms and infrastructures in the field of food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, and also additional joint calls without EU cofunding. Launching such joint calls on a regular basis would pave the way to the long term objective of FACCE SURPLUS to establish a self-sustaining joint programme for FACCE-JPI. This will include establishing links with ongoing FACCE-JPI actions as well as related EU and international initiatives. FACCE SURPLUS will also support innovation and value creation from biomass in a sustainable way.
The ERA-NET Cofund instrument is appropriate for FACCE-JPI, since it provides additional incentive to participating countries to engage financially on the field of sustainable and resilient agriculture, but also includes the flexibility to implement further activities to contribute to the establishment of a renewable bioeconomy in the ERA.


  • Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, Germany
  • Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie, Belgium
  • Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus
  • Innovationsfonden, Denmark
  • Aarhus Universitet, Denmark
  • Põllumajandusministeerium, Estonia
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique, France
  • Agence nationale de la recherche, France
  • Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, Germany
  • Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz, Germany
  • Ministero delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali, Italy
  • Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju, Poland
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Spain
  • Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii,  Romania
  • Ministerie van Economische Zaken, Netherlands
  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, Netherlands
  • Norges forskningsråd, Norway
  • Fonds national de la recherche scientifique, Belgium
  • Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italy

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      Project details

      Start Date: 2015-03-01
      End Date:   2020-03-01
      EU Contribution:
      EUR 5 000 000
      Total Costs:
      EUR 15 151 515
      Funding Scheme:
      Topic: ISIB-12a-2014 - Sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems
      Funded under: H2020-EU.3.2.