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EU Scientific Board on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Holds First Meeting

10 June 2010: The first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board for the EU Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change convened in Paris, France, on 10 June 2010, to prepare a European-level work programme to coordinate nationally-funded research aimed at securing a safe and sustainable food supply.

The JPI on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change aims at targeting joint research to achieve a shared vision, namely to secure a safe and sustainable food supply whilst reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change. It is expected to bring together researchers, improve the effectiveness of national funding totalling over one billion euro annually, share existing research results, and coordinate future work to avoid duplication and maximize value for money.

This initiative is jointly led by France and the UK, with support from the European Commission. It involves Austria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. [EU Press Release] [Joint Programming Website]