Within the theme, the following international collaborations exist:

JSTP Agriculture & Food: How to feed the World?

Joint Scientific Thematic Research Programme (JSTP): a partnership programme with China. 

Cooperation China (NSFC) - Joint Research Projects - Plant Developmental Biology

A partnership programme with the National Natural Science Foundation of China in the field of plant developmental biology.

JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL)

Joint Programming Initiative: a European partnership focused on prevention of diet-related diseases and on strengthening the knowledge base for the food industry. HDHL is an international network coordinated by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).

JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE)

Joint Programming Initiative: a European partnership focused on food security and sustainable food production. The Netherlands has an important role in the FACCE key team.

ERA-NET for Coordinating Action in Plant Sciences (ERA-CAPS)

A European collaborative association of 24 countries aiming to develop a common vision and strategy for innovative plant research and to set up an international research programme.


Partnership with South Africa aimed at strengthening technological capabilities in the field of agriculture and water in Africa.