This OECD programme aims to improve knowledge and produce pertinent scientific opinions on the sustainable use of natural resources in the fields of agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry, in support of public policies.
The CRP is also designed to facilitate international cooperation between scientists and institutions so that they can attain policy goals agreed at a global level.
The Cooperative Research Programme thus focuses on three general research themes, each containing priority research fields. The programme is redefined every five years as a function of scientific advances in the fields of agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry.
• Theme 1: Managing natural capital for the future; efforts to ensure the availability and quality of natural resources.
• Theme 2: Managing risks in a connected world: research can help to anticipate and address potential and real impacts on agricultural systems and food security.
• Theme 3: Transformational technologies and innovation to achieve radical change.
Two new funding opportunities for French research
Actors in French research are thus being offered two new opportunities for funding so that they can:
- Propose short-term research projects involving individual scientists who wish to visit other countries belonging to the CRP. These individual research grants contribute to the circulation of ideas and increase international mobility and cooperation.
- Propose the organisation of international conferences and workshops that will contribute to informing political decision-makers, industry and the academic world regarding innovative research, developments and scientific opportunities.
The deadline to submit applications is fixed at midnight on Thursday 10 September 2020 (French time). http://www.oecd.org/fr/agriculture/crp/candidatures/
 The CRP is funded by financial contributions from its 26 member states. Applicants must be resident in one of the countries participating in the Programme, but are not limited by where they work.