Project results are expected to contribute to all the following expected outcomes:
- provision of innovative, customised and efficient RI services enhancing and increasing society’s long-term and consistent problem-solving capacity and evidence-based policy making for resilient and sustainable agriculture systems and its nexus with environment, health and food security, including a better understanding of socio-economic implications;
- wider understanding of the main threats (e.g.: emerging pests and diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change;) and socio-economic benefits (e.g.: high quality, safe, accessible and affordable food; improved human and animal wellbeing; resilience of local communities;) of a systemic approach to sustainable and resilient agriculture and agroecological transition;
- higher levels of integration between RIs services to better support the development of sustainable agroecological systems for a healthy planet as well as the protection and preservation of natural resources and biodiversity under changing climate conditions;
- wider catalogues of RI services and capacities enabling researchers to access, generate, share, analyse and interpret various and heterogeneous factors influencing agro-ecological systems and thus paving the way to ambitious and sustainable advancements in the field and foster trans-disciplinarity;
- strengthened climate-change resilience, sustainability and the development of smart innovation in agriculture for sustainable rural transformation;
- effective support to the Green Deal objectives, the One Planet Summit’s commitments, the implementation of the Farm to Fork strategy and enhanced contribution to related SDGs, notably poverty, hunger, ecosystems’ sustainability and climate action.
This topic aims at integrating and providing trans-national and/or virtual access to a complementary and interdisciplinary research infrastructures services to support R&I in view of achieving a sustainable and resilient agriculture and support agro-ecological transitions, in line with the One-Health approach. This approach appears to be particularly relevant to provide evidence to restore biodiversity, increase efficiency in the use of resources and prevent future crises. Research infrastructures should integrate, customise and offer a wide range of services to support agricultural research also in relation with agroforestry, aquaculture, horticulture, husbandry and pastoralism, taking into account the value chain, social and behavioural aspects and possibly human and animal nutrition dimensions.