CETRAD Coordinators:

Lívia Madureira

Involved Members:

Carla Marques, Carlos P. Marques, Octávio Sacramento, Pedro G. Silva, Sofia Gouveia

Project Coordinator:

Michel Böer (CNRS, AnaEE)

Project Typology:

HORIZON – HORIZON-INFRA-2021-SERV-01

Responsible Researcher at the CETRAD:

Lívia Madureira

CETRAD researchers in the team:

Carla Marques, Carlos P. Marques, Octávio Sacramento, Pedro G. Silva, Sofia Gouveia

Funding:

15 000 000€

CETRAD/UTAD Funding:

630 000€

Starting Date:

01/09/2022

Duration:

60 months

Description:

Developing a resilient and sustainable agriculture system, and the agroecological transitions requires a deep understanding of agroecosystems, their interactions with the environment, and management practices. AgroServ features a large consortium of research infrastructures, most of them being on the EU roadmap, and a vast offer of services at all scales, from the molecule to the organism, to the ecosystem, to the society. AgroServ will facilitate a systemic and holistic approach to understand the threats and challenges agriculture is facing, towards the implementation of a resilient and sustainable agri-food system. We propose a transdisciplinary offer of services, integrating the actors of the agriculture system in the research process, of which the farmers are the first, thanks to a wide offer of living labs across Europe. Most of the relevant field of sciences are represented in AgroServ, from natural to social sciences. We will develop a wider catalogue of integrated and customized services, thanks to a specific approach of service pipelines designed from a gap analysis, stakeholder and user demands. A strong community building and training program for access managers and users will be implemented to facilitate multi- and transdisciplinary research with all relevant actors. Results from the research performed under AgroServ will be synthetized to be used in the scope of evidence-based policy making. Data from AgroServ will be open and compliant with FAIR practices, and made available on the long-term to the communities, and be linked with the main European initiatives, as the EOSC. Strong links will be established with existing or future programs under H2020 and Horizon Europe, such as the partnerships agroecology, living labs and research infrastructures, and agriculture of data, as well as the two CSA AE4EU and ALL-READY, and the missions soil and plant health, and waters. AgroServ will collaborate with other relevant initiative in the Pillar II to of HE.

See more information at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/org-details/909022018/project/101058020/program/43108390/details

Partners:

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique Cnrs – Cnrs, Ustav Vyzkumu Globalni Zmeny Av Cr Vvi – Global Change Research Institute Cas. Centro Internazionale Di Altistudi Agronomici Mediterranei – Ciheam-Iamb, Luonnonvarakeskus – Luke – Natural Resources Institute Finland, Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas – Vmu, Analysis And Experimentation On Ecosystems Eric – Anaee Eeric, Universite De Liege – Uliege, Universiteit Antwerpen – Uantwerpen Institute Of Soil Science, Agro-Technology And Plant Protection Nikola Poushkarov – Issappnp, Universidade De Tras-Os-Montes E Alto Douro – UTAD, Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh – Fzj, Eigen Vermogen Van Het Instituut Voor Landbouw- EN, Visserijonderzoek – Ev Ilvo, Julius Kuhn-Institut Bundesforschungsinstitut Fur Kulturpflanzen – Jki, The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem – The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Agenzia Lucana Di Sviluppo E Di Innovazione In Agricoltura – Alsia, Institut Za Ratarstvo I Povrtarstvo Institut Od Nacionalnog Znacaja Za Republiku Srbiju – Institute Of Field And Vegetable Crops, Institut National De Recherche Pour L’agriculture, L’alimentation Et L’environnement – Inrae, Teagasc – Agriculture And Food Development Authority, euro-Bioimaging Eric, European Marine Biological Resource Centre European Research Infrastructure Consortium – Embrc-Eric, Universite Catholique De Louvain – Ucl, European Infrastructure Of Open Screening Platforms For Chemical Biology European Research Infrastucture Consortium (Eu-Openscreen Eric) – Eu-Openscreen Eric, Weizmann Institute Of Science – Weizmann, Fondation Europeenne De La Science, Forschungsinstitut Fur Nutztierbiologie – Fbn, Universiteit Hasselt – Uhasselt, Stichting Wageningen Research – Wr, European Molecular Biology Laboratory – Embl, Universidade Nova De Lisboa – Unl, E-Science European Infrastructure For Biodiversity And Ecosystem Research, Centre Wallon De Recherches Agronomiques, Institut De Recerca I Tecnologia Agroalimentaries – Irta – Cerca, Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L'Energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile – Enea, Institutul National De Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Bioresurse Alimentare – Incdba-Iba Bucharest. Ceska Zemedelska Univerzita V Praze – Czech University Of Life Sciences Prague, Institut Jozef Stefan – Jsi, Aarhus Universitet – Au, Kobenhavns Universitet – Ucph, Consiglio Per La Ricerca In Agricoltura E Lanalisi Dell’economia Agraria – Crea. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche – Cnr, Associacao Bip4dab Wageningen University – Wu


Developing a resilient and sustainable agriculture system, and the agroecological transitions requires a deep understanding of agroecosystems, their interactions with the environment, and management practices. AgroServ features a large consortium of research infrastructures, most of them being on the EU roadmap, and a vast offer of services at all scales, from the molecule to the organism, to the ecosystem, to the society. AgroServ will facilitate a systemic and holistic approach to understand the threats and challenges agriculture is facing, towards the implementation of a resilient and sustainable agri-food system. We propose a transdisciplinary offer of services, integrating the actors of the agriculture system in the research process, of which the farmers are the first, thanks to a wide offer of living labs across Europe. Most of the relevant field of sciences are represented in AgroServ, from natural to social sciences. We will develop a wider catalogue of integrated and customized services, thanks to a specific approach of service pipelines designed from a gap analysis, stakeholder and user demands. A strong community building and training program for access managers and users will be implemented to facilitate multi- and transdisciplinary research with all relevant actors. Results from the research performed under AgroServ will be synthetized to be used in the scope of evidence-based policy making. Data from AgroServ will be open and compliant with FAIR practices, and made available on the long-term to the communities, and be linked with the main European initiatives, as the EOSC. Strong links will be established with existing or future programs under H2020 and Horizon Europe, such as the partnerships agroecology, living labs and research infrastructures, and agriculture of data, as well as the two CSA AE4EU and ALL-READY, and the missions soil and plant health, and waters. AgroServ will collaborate with other relevant initiative in the Pillar II to of HE.