Research project ERA-Net Cofund Food Systems and Climate

FOSC logo: plant, fork, soil ERA-Net Cofund on Food Systems and Climate

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Main research question

The ERA-Net Cofund FOSC (Food Systems and Climate) is implemented within the framework of FACCE-JPI, the European Joint Programming Initiative focusing on agriculture, food security and climate change, the Belmont Forum, and the ERA-Net Cofund LEAP-Agri. The aim of FOSC is to initiate and stimulate transnational cooperation in the field of social and systemic transition for the development of sustainable and climate-resilient food systems.

Research approach

The FOSC consortium consists of 28 international partners from Europe, Africa and Latin America. In addition to a transnational co-funded call, the network will initiate and organise a number of other activities such as special outreach events and seminars. ILVO is responsible for the follow-up, monitoring and impact assessment of the research projects of the co-funded call and the dissemination of the research results on the website. ILVO will also co-organize the final seminar on the research results.


Adaptation to climate change requires systemic change and transformation of global food systems with a more holistic and integrated approach. At the end of December 2019, the co-funded call was already launched and closed on 19 February 2020. Research will focus on assessing the impact of climate change on agricultural and food markets and developing sustainable and resilient food value chains in the context of changing food needs and patterns (diets).