The Challenges of Global Agriculture in a Climate Change context (AgCLIM50) is funded by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and implemented by the ENgAGE (Expert Network for Agro-Economic modelling) consortium represented by Wageningen Economic Research.
In the BATMODEL project 15 organizations and research institutes from 10 EU countries cooperate to create better cross-border agricultural trade models than has been the case so far, thus helping decision-makers to achieve better multilateral and regional agreements.
The Biotechnology based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Consortium (BE-BASIC) aims to develop industrial biobased solutions to build a sustainable society. The MAGNET model is used to assess the macro-economic and food security impacts of a shift towards a bio-based society to 2050.
The global food system is under increasing pressure from population growth, unequal income distribution, natural resource constraints, climate change and biomass demand for energy and chemical uses. Excessively high food prices may reoccur more frequently, with severe impact on the poor and vulnerable.
The IFAD Rural Development Report 2021 (RDR 2021) focuses on transforming food systems for rural prosperity. While the report focuses on improving rural livelihoods the impacts of food system changes may well stretch far beyond rural economies affecting consumers, workers in in non-agriculture, international trade flows and so on.