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AGROBIOSPHERE: Viability and Adaptation of Productive Ecosystems, Territories and Resources in the face of Global Changes

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

Download the list of selected projects below.

Attention: for the 2013 call, the selection process has changed into a 2 stage procedure with submission of pre-proposals and the submission of full proposals on invitation.


During the next decades, the biosphere will face numerous major changes. Agriculture, landscape and, more largely, the whole set of the world ecosystems used by societies will have to adapt. The changes to face are mainly environmental: climate change, desertification, water scarcity, biodiversity erosion, etc. However, changes are also social and economic: raw material scarcity, particularly for fertilizers, social opposition against pesticide molecules and against new developments of biotechnologies, possible instability and volatility of international markets, etc.

The ‚ÄúAgrobiosphere‚ÄĚ programme aims to define transitions towards new production systems in a context of adaptation to the future global change. For this, it needs first a better understanding of the ecological functioning of the productive ecosystems. It also leads to enlarge the scope of technological, organisational, economic and social solutions to be mobilised for resolving viability and adaptation problems of productive ecosystems. In other words, it aims to design adaptive trajectories at the scales of production systems and landscapes.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.


ANR programme director: Michel GRIFFON
Project officer: Emmanuelle Lemaire

Contact information and more details on the programme can be found on the webpage dedicated to the AGROBIOSPHERE programme.

Release date of the call: Monday 26 November 2012

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Thursday 17 January 2013 13:00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 16 April 2013 13:00