Integrated SERvices supporting a sustainable AGROecological transition (AgroServ)

Eddy coviarance measurement station on a side of a test field.

A project on sustainable agriculture and agroecological transition, AgroServ, is coordinated by AnaEE and it has 72 partners. AgroServ provides tailor-made and integrated research infrastructure services to support research and innovation in all areas from molecules to organisms, ecosystems, communities and society. A One Health approach will be followed, paying particular attention to threats and risks to agroecosystems and promoting new agroecological practices and their socio-economic benefits.

AgroServ will make a significant contribution to the future of the food system, the conservation of biodiversity and the reduction of the climate impact of agriculture. The consortium aims to create evidence-based policies and co-developed agricultural practices by working closely with society, farmers, industry, citizens and policy makers through living labs.

A pan-European and multidisciplinary data ecosystem will be created and state-of-the-art agro-ecosystem services will be provided to help society build long-term capacity to address global challenges in the agricultural sector. It will also strengthen evidence-based decision making for a resilient and sustainable agricultural system and enable new inventions and knowledge breakthroughs in agroecology. Through user engagement and Living Lab activities, it will continue to develop the agroecology research community, encourage cross-fertilisation and enable wider knowledge sharing.

The Horizon Europe-funded five-year project has a budget of €15 million and is expected to start by the end of 2022.