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The Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) dimension of the European Research Area (ERA)

Objective

Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) plays a critical role in fighting poverty and hunger and in supporting more rapid and sustainable development in the poorest countries of the world. Most developing countries rely on agriculture as the engine for their economic growth, and more than 70% of the poor live in rural areas. In Europe, agriculture and food chains are increasingly confronted with challenges such as food safety, animal health and welfare, agro-biodiversity which clearly have a global dime nsion. For historical, socio-economic and cultural reasons, European Member States have developed a unique field-based scientific expertise in ARD, and support ARD directly or indirectly through their bilateral and multilateral programmes. With the Europe an Commission, the Member States also contribute to the funding of the international agricultural research centres of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), providing more than 140 million euros per year. The European Commi ssion also supports ARD through its development assistance programmes, and under the international dimension of the 6' RTD Framework Programme. In Member States, the responsibility for ARD programme planning and funding is often dispersed and shared betwee n different ministries, public institutions and/or foundations. This means that there are substantial potential efficiency gains from enhanced cooperation and coordination. This project fulfils an urgent need to better understand how ARD programmes are ide ntified, selected, designed, funded and managed at the national level. These mapping exercises will facilitate the construction of a shared vision and a strategic agenda on ARD in Europe. Innovative approaches and institutional arrangements will then be ex plored and used to implement joint and, during the second half of the project, transnational ARD activities.#'

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
Paris
France

Participants (14)

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, NATURE AND FOOD QUALITY
Netherlands
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
Den Haag
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS / SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION
Switzerland
Address
Bundeshaus West
Bern
DANISH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
Denmark
Address
Asiatisk Plads 2
Copenhagen
FEDERALE OVERHEIDSDIENST BUITENLANDSE ZAKEN, BUITENLANDSE HANDEL EN ON TWIKKELIINGSSAMENWERKING - FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Belgium
Address
Egmont - Karmelietenstraat 15
Brussels
MINISTERSTWO ROLNICTWA I ROZWOJU WSI - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Poland
Address
Wspolna 30
Warsaw
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
Italy
Address
P.le Della Farnesina, 1
Roma
MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
Slovenia
Address
Kotnikova 38
Ljubljana
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA - NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Spain
Address
Ctra. De La Coruna Km. 7,5
Madrid
LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS ZEMES UKIO MINISTERIJA - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
Lithuania
Address
Gedimino Av. 19 (Levélis Street 6)
Vilnius
UNITED KINGDOM DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
United Kingdom
Address
1 Palace Street
London
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Germany
Address
Rochusstrasse 1
Bonn
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR LAND- U FORSTWIRTSCHAFT, UMWELT U WASSERWIRTSCHAFT - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Austria
Address
Stubenring 1
Vienna
FÖLDMÜVELÉSÜGYI ÉS VIDÉKFEJLESZTÉSI MINISZTÉRIUM - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Hungary
Address
Kossuth Lajos Tér 11.
Budapest
MINISTÈRE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR ET DE LA RECHERCHE - MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
France
Address
110 Rue De Grenelle
Paris