Lithuania: a new member of the CRP
We are pleased to announce that Lithuania will become the 27th member country of the CRP from 1 January 2022.
Individual Travel Fellowship Awards and International Conference Sponsorship
The Co-operative Research Programme has closed its call for funding research fellowships and international conferences (workshops and symposia) in agriculture, food, fisheries or forests in 2022. Thank you to everyone who has applied.
The next call for applications for funding in 2023 will open in April 2022.
See the general information on our call for applications. You can also review previous conferences and fellowships for information on what we have sponsored in the past.
The Co-operative Research Programme: Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems becomes the Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems (CRP)!
With effect from 1 January 2021, the change of name reflects current and emerging policy issues facing agriculture. The shift towards a food systems approach in order to tackle the “triple challenge” of providing food security and nutrition, and ensuring livelihoods while using natural resources sustainably is in line with the declaration adopted by Agriculture Ministers in 2016 and the work of COAG. It is also fully aligned with OECD strategic objectives in relation to the need for integrated interdisciplinary approaches in obtaining sustainable solutions.
Three key challenges facing agriculture and how to start solving them
Every day, the food we eat connects us to a vast global web of farmers, traders, food manufacturers, retailers and many other people involved in getting food from farm to fork. Most of us probably don’t pause to think about it while biting into a piece of fruit or a slice of bread, but this global food system is central to some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.