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Submitted by eengels on Tue, 03/05/2024 - 12:36
2024 ICT-AGRI-FOOD Joint Call


Tackling digitalisation for sound agriculture and food systems


🌱 The 2024 Joint Call is officially open for proposals that will make contributions  “Towards transformation of agri-food systems for the benefit of planetary health, consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain using data-based systems and ICT technologies”.

The call aims to address urgent global challenges in agricultural and food systems emphasizing the role of these systems in mitigating issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and food security. To bring about the necessary transformation, the call advocates for closer involvement of policymakers and the use of digital technologies for communication and data-driven decision-making.

The call emphasizes the need for better exploitation of data resources, development of interoperable tools and maximizing data sharing for societal benefits. It also prioritizes stakeholder collaboration and the implementation of inclusive decision-making processes based on scientific knowledge.

Furthermore, the call encourages the rediscovery and promotion of proven but underutilized best management practices for more resilient and ecologically sustainable agri-food systems.

The scientific scope of the call addresses collaborative projects in 4 research topics:

  • Topic 1: Accelerate digitalisation in the agri-foodsector by use of AI-systems (machinelearning,deeplearning,neuralnetworkapproaches)
  • Topic 2: Post-industrial agriculture: the best knowledge and digital technologies for reviving and strengthening best practices for regenerative agriculture
  • Topic 3: Smar tdecision-making and reflection systems in farming
  • Topic 4: OpenTopic

Important Deadlines:

  • Pre-registration: May 16, 13:00h CEST
  • Full Proposal Submission: June 20, 13:00h CEST

Webinar Alert: Join us on April 24, 10:00h CEST for an applicant webinar. Register here

Submission Guidelines: For proposal pre-registration and submission, please carefully read the “Call Announcement” and familiarise yourself with the supporting call documents. Only online pre-registrations and applications via this submission tool will be accepted.

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