2021 Call


ERA-NET Cofund SusAn, FACCE ERA-GAS, ICT-AGRI-FOOD and SusCrop

Nine projects selected for funding

“Circularity in mixed crop and livestock farming systems, with emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation”

The four ERA-NETs FACCE ERA-GAS (Monitoring and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture and Silviculture), ICT-AGRI-FOOD, SusCrop (Sustainable Crop Production) and SusAn (Sustainable Animal Production Systems) have coordinated and aligned efforts in areas of mutual interest and established a joint transnational funding initiative in the field of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) research, focusing on circularity in mixed crops and livestock farming systems with emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The overall expected impact of projects funded under this call is to enhance circularity between crop and livestock farming systems.

Proposals must cover all the four points that follow:

  1. Focus on mixed crop-livestock farming systems.
  2. Address the monitoring and/or mitigation of GHGs from agriculture or agroforestry.
  3. Contain an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) dimension.
  4. Take a systems approach.

 The Call funded by 29 institutions from 22 countries (16 EU Member States, 3 EU-Associated Countries and 3 non EU/Associated Countries) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases is now concluded.

After peer review and ranking of the 39 eligible full proposals by the International Evaluation Committee, the funders recommended 9 projects for funding within the limits of available national/regional funding 

Project title Project acronym Coordinator Countries involved
Strategies for circular agriculture to reduce GHG emissions within and between farming systems across an agro-ecological gradient CircAgric-GHG Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO, Norway NO, KE, ES, IE, DE, IT, ZA, UK
Connecting sustainable agroecosystems and farming with circular bioeconomy and new technologies ConnectFarms Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per le Scienze Ambientali, Italy IT, BG, LT, EE, ES, PL, TR
Multi-criteria assessment, decision support and management tools for sustainable circular mixed farming systems for dairy production DairyMix Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany DE, IE, IT, PL, FR, NO, BE, AR
Integrated crop-ruminant livestock systems as a strategy to increase nutrient circularity and promote sustainability in the context of climate change INTEGRITY National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Argentina AR, ES, FI, UK, NZ, PE, UY, FR, IE
Mitigation and adaptation through better biomass cycling in crop livestock systems of north and western Europe MI BICYCLE Wageningen University, The Netherlands NL, DK, UK, FR
Balancing production and environment PROENV Aarhus University, Denmark DK, NO, ES, IT
Back to the Future: reintegrating land and livestock for greenhouse gas mitigation and circularity ReLive University College Dublin, Ireland IE, FR, NL, DE, ES, FI, PL, EE, NZ, CL
Synergies in integrated systems: Improving resource use efficiency while mitigating GHG emissions through well-informed decisions about circularity SENSE The James Hutton Institute, UK UK, NL, DE, IT, BR, AR, UY
Solutions for GHGs emissions mitigation for the mixed farming systems across different European climates Solution4Farming Beia Consult International, Romania RO, PL, ES, FI