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

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.#'

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Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Address

42 Rue Scheffer
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Christian HOSTE (Dr)

Participants (14)

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, NATURE AND FOOD QUALITY

Netherlands

FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS / SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION

Switzerland

DANISH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

Denmark

FEDERALE OVERHEIDSDIENST BUITENLANDSE ZAKEN, BUITENLANDSE HANDEL EN ON TWIKKELIINGSSAMENWERKING - FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Belgium

MINISTERSTWO ROLNICTWA I ROZWOJU WSI - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Poland

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

Italy

MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

Slovenia

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA - NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

Spain

LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS ZEMES UKIO MINISTERIJA - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

Lithuania

UNITED KINGDOM DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

United Kingdom

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Germany

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR LAND- U FORSTWIRTSCHAFT, UMWELT U WASSERWIRTSCHAFT - FEDERAL MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER MANAGEMENT

Austria

FÖLDMÜVELÉSÜGYI ÉS VIDÉKFEJLESZTÉSI MINISZTÉRIUM - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Hungary

MINISTÈRE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR ET DE LA RECHERCHE - MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 517837

  • Start date

    1 April 2005

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 536 234

  • EU contribution

    € 3 452 582

Coordinated by:

CENTRE DE COOPÉRATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

France