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2018 Joint Call on Novel Technologies, Solutions and Systems to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Animal Production Systems

Funding for Participation in the ERA-NETs FACCE ERA-GAS, SusAn and ICT-AGRI 2 Joint Action on novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in animal production systems.

The three ERA-NETs FACCE ERA-GAS, ERA-NET SusAn and ICT-AGRI 2 have brought together 27 funding organisations from 23 countries in a joint transnational funding call in the field of agricultural greenhouse gas research. The total indicative call budget is c.  €17 million. The Joint Call invites submissions which aim to integrate “novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in animal production systems”. .

The Joint Call Announcement sets out that proposals from transnational consortia should present a potential impact within 5 - 10 years and address a combination of at least two of the Joint Call Research Themes;

  • Theme 1, the “holistic theme”: Agroecological approach to whole animal production systems
  • Theme 2, the “technical theme”: Technical options for the monitoring and mitigation of GHG emissions from animal production systems
  • Theme 3, the “societal theme”: Social and/or economic approach to livestock production and consumption of animal products

The funding partners in Ireland are DAFM and Teagasc who have pledged to commit €575,000 and €176,000 respectively (a combined contribution of up to €751,000) in funding for successful Irish participants.

Under the national Call Guidelines the total combined DAFM/Teagasc public funding to eligible Irish research performing organisations (RPO’s) shall not be greater than €375,500 per project. This maximum funding is comprised of €287,500 from DAFM and €88,000 from Teagasc.

It is not mandatory for Irish applicants to request funding from both DAFM and Teagasc, and Teagasc funding is available to all eligible RPO’s. However, it should be noted that where grant-aid is sought from Teagasc, this must be in the form of €88,000 for a four-year Walsh Fellowship-funded PhD.  

The Guidelines for Irish applicants contains detailed guidance for submitting applications to the 2018 Joint Call and should be read in conjunction with the central Call Announcement, which also includes a National Annex setting out summary requirements for Irish applicants.

Details of the 2018 Joint Call , including the Call for Proposals, can be accessed directly via the following link;

2018 Joint Call Online Submission Page

Information is also available on the organising ERA-NETs websites:




For national guidelines for Irish applicants follow the link here

The closing date for applications is 21 January 2019 14:00 CET.

For further queries the details of the Irish National Contact Point for joint action are:

Dr Aidan Holohan, Research and Codex Division, DAFM. Email: Tel: +353 (0)1 6072426