Aim and objectives
Innovative solutions in which agricultural and horticultural production systems are considered in relation to water system management are vital for a future-proof and sustainable agricultural production. The aim of this research programme is to develop knowledge for climate-robust agricultural and horticultural production systems in relation to research into the effects of water quality, scarcity and surplus. The outcomes of the research are meant to allow for the realisation of innovative and integral solutions for climate-resilient agricultural production that fits within the regional soil and water systems while taking into account societal challenges, transitions, impact and support.
Budget and duration
Research areas and integral approach
The aim of this programme requires an integral approach in which research into agricultural and horticultural production systems, water and soil systems and the societal aspects of innovations is combined. Research projects must consider aspects from all three research areas. The integral approach must also be expressed in the composition of the consortium with researchers and partners from different disciplines.
Connection with research agendas and existing initiatives
This programme connects the Top Sectors Agri & Food, Horticulture & Starting Materials, and Water & Maritime, within the missions of the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (KIA) Agriculture, Water and Food. The complete KIA of this theme and the underlying Multiannual, Mission-Driven Innovation Programmes (MMIPs) can be found here.
Who can apply
Pre-proposals and full proposals are submitted by the main applicant and one or more co-applicants. A proposal is written by a consortium in which besides the applicants other participants are involved as well.