Integrated SERvices supporting a sustainable AGROecological transition (AgroServ)
EMPHASIS Coordination @ IBG-2 will coordinate access to instrumentations from more than 70 partners in Europe towards resilient agriculture and agroecological
AgroServ will bring together 12 pan-European research infrastructures, covering all relevant domains and spanning molecular, organism, ecosystem and societal levels towards agroecology.
Agriculture provides a profound basis for our society in terms of food, feed and non-food bio-related products and thus provides huge social, environmental and economic benefits. However, is has come increasingly under pressure by increasing world population, an ongoing depletion of natural resources, environmental degradation, and climate change impacts. This raises the need for an agricultural transition towards more resilience while ensuring food and nutrition security globally.
The 5-years-project AgroServ, funded by Horizon Europe, was kicked off in mid-October 2022. The project supports research and innovation by providing customised and integrated research infrastructure services in all fields related to this challenge, spanning from molecular to organism, to ecosystem, to communities and society. It takes place in line with the One-Health approach, with particular regard to threats and risks on agroecosystems and to enhance new agro-ecological practices and their socio-economic benefits. EMPHASIS Coordination @ IBG-2 is responsible to coordinate the management and implementation of the trans-national access process, allowing scientists to make use of these services and contribute to the overall challenges by excellent research. EMPHASIS will additionally contribute access to latest plant phenotyping facilities and technologies in Europe.