Applications Invited for Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems (CRP)

Applications Invited for Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems (CRP)

Organization: OECD

Apply By: 10 Sep 2024

About the Organization

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.

Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing evidence-based international standards and finding solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and international standard-setting.

About the Grant

The world will need to feed a population of at least nine billion by 2050. The ability to do so hinges on the sustainability of the world’s natural capital and its food production systems. Knowledge sharing and innovation in agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry have never been so important. Governments across the world have declared their commitment to agricultural research.

The OECD’s Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems (CRP) exists to strengthen scientific knowledge and provide relevant scientific information and advice that will inform future policy decisions related to the sustainable use of natural resources in the areas of agriculture, food, fisheries and forests.

The CRP:

helps achieve globally agreed policy objectives by facilitating international co-operation among research scientists and institutions. In doing so, it strengthens scientific knowledge and innovation.

places a policy emphasis on all the activities it funds. CRP findings provide valuable evidence and information to support policy makers in promoting the sustainable use of natural resources in food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

focuses on global issues such as food security, climate change and the inter-connectedness of economies through trade and scientific co-operation. This enables CRP-funded research to generate benefits for people around the world, producing results that resonate within and beyond the programme’s member countries.

How does the CRP achieve its objectives:

Fellowships: CRP funds short-term research projects for individual scientists in other CRP member countries. These individual travel bursary awards strengthen the exchange of ideas and increase international mobility and co-operation. Some 76% of the fellowships result in long-term co-operation between the fellow and their host institutes, a major goal of the programme.

Events (conferences, workshops and symposiums): The CRP sponsors international events to help keep policy makers, industry, and the academic world informed of innovative research, scientific developments and opportunities.

These activities:

promote co-ordination among stakeholders to ensure that their objectives do not overlap or contradict each other

provide objective evidence of the possible outcomes of approaches and options

support the definition of measurable policy objectives (e.g. the incorporation of soil security into national law)

highlight the links between agriculture and diverse policy areas (e.g. the role of education in ensuring food security and sustainability).

How to Apply

Call for applications for funding in 2025.

The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)’s call for applications for funding international events (such as conferences, workshops, congresses and symposia) and research fellowships grants is OPEN.

Applicants must be residents in one of the countries participating in our Programme.

Applications relevant to the work of the OECD Committee for Agriculture and other bodies are particularly welcome:

Sustainable and resilient productivity growth and food security and nutrition

Climate change mitigation, reducing emissions from agriculture and food systems, carbon sequestration in agriculture, forestry and land use

Halting and reversing forest loss and land degradation

Reducing the negative environmental impacts of livestock production and practices harmful to animal health and welfare, investigating the positive contribution livestock can make to soil quality and management, biodiversity and livelihoods

Biodiversity, enhancing ecosystem services

Improving soil health and water and air quality, including through agro-ecological and other innovative, context specific approaches

Innovations in the transfer and development of agricultural knowledge, including Indigenous and traditional knowledge

Fisheries and aquaculture productivity, sustainability and resilience

The deadline to apply is Tuesday 10 September 2024, midnight (Paris time).

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