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FACCE JPI agenda on big data and digitization of agriculture


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Paul Wiley's presentation at the eROSA Workshop “Towards Open Science in Agriculture & Food”, a side event to High Level conference on FOOD 2030, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (13/6/2018)

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FACCE JPI agenda on big data and digitization of agriculture

  1. 1. The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) Open Data in Multilateral Agricultural Research Towards Open Science in Agriculture & Food Side Event – Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 13th May 2018 Paul Wiley, UKRI-BBSRC FACCE-JPI Secretariat
  2. 2. What does Joint Programming do? • Bringing countries together to address major societal challenges that cannot be solved solely at the national level • Alleviate compartmentalisation of public research funding in the EU • Align national programmes to minimise duplication, bring critical mass, make efficient use of limited financial resources • Identify national priorities and provide coherence between participating countries • Voluntary participation of Member States in those joint activities where it seems useful for them • New ways of working together
  3. 3. 33 Key facts • FACCE-JPI was launched by Council of the EU in 2010 • Addresses the challenges of sustainable agricultural development & enhanced food security in the face of climate change • 24 Member-Countries (of which New Zealand as Associate Member); 2 observers (EC, EU Standing Committee on Agricultural Research) • Mobilised financial resources so far: over €100 M (variable geometry) • Link with and relevance to H2020 Societal Challenge 2 (Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Water, Bio-economy) and Societal Challenge 5 (Climate Action)
  4. 4. Common vision and mission Vision: Create an integrated European Research Area that addresses the challenges of Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change with a view to achieving sustainable growth in agricultural production, meet increasing food demand and develop a European bio-based economy, while maintaining and restoring ecosystem services Mission: Promote the integration and alignment of national research resources in Europe under a common research strategy, to address the diverse challenges in agriculture, food security and climate change
  5. 5. 55 Thematic scope: Inter- and multidisciplinary research drivers
  6. 6. Lithuania New Zealand Italy The Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey UK Austria Belgium Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Latvia 24 member-countries 20 EU Member States + 3 Associated Countries+ 1 Third Country Portugal also in process of joining
  7. 7. Governance structure 7 Governing Board  FACCE-JPI decision-making body  Communication with national actors  1 Chair, 2 Vice-Chairs  3/year meetings  5000 € entry fees (may evolve in the future) Scientific Advisory Board  Scientific advice, SRA, scoping/evaluation of JPI activities  14 high-level experts + JRC  1 Chair + 2 Vice-Chairs  Meetings ≥ 2/year Stakeholders Advisory Board  Stakeholder advice on strategic documents and on joint actions  16 member organisations  1 Chair + 2 Vice-Chairs  Meeting ≥ 2/year Secretariat Executive body  Proposes strategy  Day-to-day management  JPI coherence  Links with others (+CSA)
  8. 8. Joint Strategic Research Agenda and Research Actions
  9. 9. Strategic Research Agenda: 5 Core Themes in the context of EU/Global policies Sustainable Dev. Goals Climate change agreement/ COP Food 2030 Policy Bio- economy Strategy 2030 Climate and Energy Package Common Agricultural Policy EU Global
  10. 10. Core Theme 4. Adaptation to climate change Joint call with the BiodivERsA ERA- NET (€10M, 10 projects) FACCE ERA-NET + on Climate Smart Agriculture (€15.8M, 11 projects) Multipartner call on agricultural GHG mitigation with 3 GRA countries (USA, Canada, New Zealand)(€5M, 11 projects) Core Theme 1. Food security under climate change Core Theme 2. Sustainable intensification of agriculture Core Theme 3. Biodiversity & ecosystem services Core Theme 5. GHG mitigation in agriculture International call (Collaborative Research Action) on food security and land use change with the Belmont Forum (Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, S. Africa, USA) (€6.2M, 7 projects) Knowledge Hub on modelling the impacts climate change on food security (MACSUR) - partnerhsip with AgMip (€13M, 300 researchers) Knowledge Network on sustainable intensification (KNSI) Thematic Annual Programming Network on organic matter sequestration in ag. soils (TAP) ERANET Cofund with Water JPI on sustainable water management (WATERWORKS 2015). First cofunded call with Canada, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, S. Africa, Moldova (€17M, 21 projects) FACCE ERA-NET Cofund on monitoring and mitigation of agricultural GHG (ERA-GAS), with NZ (€14M, 10 projects) FACCE ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable agriculture for food and non-food systems (SURPLUS) (€14.7M + €6M, 14 projects+ 8 projects) Overview of ongoing activities (2012-2017) 10 joint research actions for a total budget of €102M (mostly originating from national research budgets); 92 transnational research projects + Exploratory workshops (on food and nutrition security, Big Data, biorefinery, etc.)
  11. 11. Portfolio of multilateral research = data! • We have a considerable portfolio of research – all this research is generating data that could be valuable to others • FACCE’s initial priorities were to overcome barriers to fund research together – and data sharing wasn’t specifically factored in. • FACCE’s research comprises interacting individual national grants - some funders have open policies, not others – not a uniform approach at the joint action level • Workshop organised to work out what we need to do for these and future research projects
  12. 12. FACCE-JPI Workshop on Big Data Copenhagen, November 2017 • Background paper developed by expert group • Heard from many other initiatives – what is our role in the landscape of open data and data sharing? • Research infrastructures (e.g. Elixir, ENVRIplus) • Data management/analysis services (e.g. FAIRDOM) • EU and international initiatives (e.g. EOSC; RDA; CGIAR Big Data Platform; EIP-Agri) • FAIR principles • We are not a “data initiative” and not looking to reinvent the wheel. We need to learn from and work with others to maximise benefit (extends to today)
  13. 13. Next steps for FACCE-JPI • Recommendations adopted by our Governing Board – May 2018 • FACCE-JPI to actively be an advocate of FAIR data principles • FACCE-JPI common data sharing policy, looking at best practice etc – buy-in from wide group of funders • Who we need to work with to achieve this? What can we do retrospectively? • Look to engage with industry/stakeholders/farmers etc where there are untapped sources of data relevant to FACCE’s remit that could be used in public research for mutual gain – co-design, early engagement • New developments and roadmaps are vital for us to understand our role in the landscape – this side event is a great example of this • We have work ahead of us, and we are looking forward to working with others in this fast moving environment
  14. 14. Thank you for you attention! Report available: JPI-workshops-Technologies-and-Big-Data Email: