Fair, healthy and environment-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (Horizon Europe)

National, EU and global food systems are facing sustainability challenges, from primary production to consumption that could jeopardise food and nutrition security. The farm to fork strategy, and its follow-up initiatives, aim to address these challenges and supports transition to more resilient and environmentally, socially and economically sustainable food systems on land and at sea that provide healthy diets for all and respect planetary boundaries. It is key to ensuring that the fit for package and the European Green Deal are successful and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achieved. Research and innovation (R&I) under this destination will steer and accelerate the transition to sustainable, safe, healthy and inclusive food systems from farm to fork, ensuring food and nutrition security for all and delivering co-benefits for the environment, health, society and economy.

It covers the following impact areas:

  • Accelerating farming systems transition: agroecology living labs and research infrastructures
  • Animal health and welfare
  • Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

What is the goal to be achieved?

Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway contributing to fair, healthy, safe, climate- and environment‑friendly, sustainable and resilient food systems from primary production to consumption, ensuring food and nutrition security for all within planetary boundaries in Europe and across the world.

More specifically, proposed topics should contribute to one or more of the following impacts:

  • enable sustainable farming systems that i) provide consumers with affordable, safe, healthy and sustainable food, ii) increase the provision of ecosystem services, iii) restore and strengthen biodiversity, iv) minimise pollution and pressure on ecosystems and greenhouse gas emissions, v) foster plant, animal and public health, vi) improve animal welfare, and vii) generate fair economic returns for farmers;
  • enable sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, in marine and inland waters, increasing aquatic multi-trophic biomass production in a way compatible with the protection of aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, and the diversification of fisheries and aquaculture products, for fair, healthy, climate-resilient and environment-friendly food systems with a lower impact on aquatic ecosystems and improved animal welfare

Calls for 2023:

Submission: 12.04.2023; Budget: 196.50 Mio. €

HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-1: European partnership on accelerating farming systems transition – agroecology living labs and research infrastructures
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-2: European partnership on animal health and welfare
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-3: Improving yields in organic cropping systems
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-4: Towards research and innovation beyond Farm to Fork Strategy targets for pesticides after 2030
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-5: Advancing vaccine development for African swine fever
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-6: Towards sustainable livestock systems: European platform for evidence building and transitioning policy
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-7: Innovations in plant protection: alternatives to reduce the use of pesticides focusing on candidates for substitution
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-8: Using automatic species recognition and artificial intelligence to fight illegal fish discards and revolutionise fisheries control: Transforming food systems for health, sustainability and inclusion
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-9: European partnership on sustainable food systems for people, planet and climate
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-10: Eradicate micronutrient deficiencies in the EU
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-11: New detection methods on products derived rom new genomic techniques for traceability, transparency and innovation in the food system
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-12: Thematic network ensuring food safety by translating research and innovation into practice
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-13: Cultured meat and cultured seafood – state of play and future prospects in the EU
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-14: Providing marketing solutions to prevent and reduce the food waste related to marketing standards
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-15: Fostering resilient European food systems in a changing world
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-16: Microbiomes fighting food waste through applicable solutions in food processing, packaging and shelf life
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-17: EU-African Union cooperation – linking the activities of the Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) partnership and those of the Pan-African Network for Economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP)
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-18: Support for the implementation of a sustainable platform for the EU-AU cooperation under the Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) partnership
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-19: Support to the markets and trade of agroecological food products under the Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) partnership
HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-20: EU-Africa Union – food safety


Calls for 2024:

Submission: 22.02.2024; Budget: 95 Mio. €

HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-1: "Agro-pastoral/outdoor livestock systems and wildlife management"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-2: "New healthy and sustainable food products and processes"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-3: "Thematic network tackling food fraud by translating research and innovation into practice"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-4: "Climate change and food safety: effects of climate change on food safety across food systems"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-5: "Creating smart and attractive tools to enhance healthy and sustainable food provision, eating and treating of food at home"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-6: "Citizens’ science as an opportunity to foster the transition to sustainable food systems"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-7: "Impact of the development of novel foods based on alternative sources of proteins"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-8: "Preventing and reducing food waste to reduce environmental impacts and to help reach 2030 climate targets"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-9: "Microbiome for flavour and texture in the organoleptic dietary shift"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-10: "EU-African Union cooperation on agroforestry management for climate change adaptation and mitigation"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01-11: "EU-African Union – towards climate-neutral, social just fair trade food systems"


Calls for 2024-Two Stage:

Submission: 22.02.2024 (First Stage); 17.09.2024 (Second Stage); Budget: 69 Mio. €

HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-1-two-stage: "Increasing the availability and use of non-contentious inputs in organic farming"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-2-two-stage: "Sustainable organic food innovation labs: reinforcing the entire value chain"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-3-two-stage: "Tools to increase the effectiveness of EU import controls for plant health"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-4-two-stage: Tackling outbreaks of plant pests
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-5-two-stage: "Animal nutritional requirements and nutritional value of feed under different production management conditions"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-6-two-stage: "Minimising climate impact on fisheries: mitigation and adaptation solutions for future climate regimes"
HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02-7-two-stage: "Minimising climate impact on aquaculture: mitigation and adaptation solutions for future climate regimes"



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