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Call Details

Work Programme : Food - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research
Call Identifier : SFS-44-2016: A joint plant breeding programme to decrease the EU
Call Type : Targeted call
Call Description : A joint plant breeding programme to decrease the EU's and China's dependency on protein imports
By signing a letter of intent on research and innovation cooperation in food, agriculture and biotechnology (FAB) in November 2013, the European Commission and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) agreed to work towards an ambitious strategic long-term partnership and the FAB 'flagship initiative' was launched.
Legume crops are a critical source of plant-based proteins for people and animals. To date, however, they have not featured high on public or private sector research agendas. The EU and China are facing similar challenges, as both lack sources of protein and are increasingly dependent on protein imports for food and animal feed.
Proposals will develop efficient long-term breeding strategies to improve diversification, crop productivity and stability, and the protein quality of (grain and forage) legume crops for human and animal food.
Publication Date : 14 October 2015
Deadline : 17 February 2016
Targeted countries : China