The EU invests over €310 million in research to support sustainability in agriculture, forestry, marine and bio- based sectors
The European Commission has selected 44 projects to address global challenges such as food security and climate change mitigation.
The new projects will receive over €310 million EU funding from Horizon 2020, the European Unions’ €80 billion research and innovation programme from 2014 to 2020.
Averaging €7 millions of investment, the projects will develop innovative solutions to increase animal welfare and promote biodiversity rich agriculture as well as healthy and safe food.
In addition, they will ensure the sustainable management of soils and marine ecosystems and the development of microbiome applications.
Finally, the projects will boost the digital revolution and new value chains in rural economies.
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