The ERA-Net SUSFOOD (Sustainable Food Consumption and Production) launched its first Joint Call for proposals in February 2013.

Research project consortia could apply to three thematic call topics. Out of 98 pre-proposals, 26 were invited to submit a full-proposal. The evaluation of the full proposals was conducted by a Scientific Expert Committee (SEC) and finally 9 full proposals were selected for funding, 3 from each topic. These projects started in 2014, most for three years. 

More information on each of these projects, can be found by clicking on the title.

Topic 1: Improving input, waste and side flow strategies to increase resource efficiency and provide added value in food products and food processing, manufacture, reducing input (energy, water etc.) in the food chain.

Topic 2: Innovation in food processing technologies and food products to support a sustainable food chain.

Topic 3: Understanding consumer behaviour to encourage a (more) sustainable food choice