In the beginning of 2019, a new ERA-NET (European Research Area – NETwork) came into life, which builds on good practices and lessons learned generated in the context of ICT-AGRI.
The vision for the ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD is to bring together actors from across the entire agri-food systems including primary producers (comprising both conventional and organic), advisors, SMEs, food processors, food retailers, consumers and the public sector (e.g. ministries, policy makers and regulatory bodies) with researchers in a multi-actor approach, to enable digital technology solutions for a transition towards sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. These solutions will make use of data from all across the food chain to deliver benefits for the society as a whole and will lead to a more sustainable and transparent food system with empowered stakeholders (e.g. consumers, governmental authorities, industries) who are in the position to take smarter, more sustainable, healthier and more personal food and dietary choices, taking into account data regarding environmental impact, origin, nutrition, safety and integrity.