AgroServ in a Nutshell

Transdiciplinary research on agriculture

Creating the future of agriculture

AgroServ is a project that seeks to promote a transition towards a sustainable and resilient agriculture that benefits both people and the environment. The challenges faced by agricultural systems today are complex, including the need to sustainably feed a growing global population, combat climate change, preserve natural resources, and enhance biodiversity. 


The project intends to play an active part by creating stronger connections between research infrastructures and by involving various users and stakeholders in a collaborative process. This will result in the development of a new, diverse set of comprehensive, interdisciplinary services across research facilities.  


The unique contribution of AgroServ comes from its high inclusiveness of research infrastructures, yet consistent with the overall topic of the call, and the associated challenges. A total of 73 partners comes together in the project, offering a total of 143 Research Services. 


This integrated approach is a crucial move toward adopting holistic strategies, aligns with the Horizon Europe mission and could serve as a central point for promoting agroecological transitions within the European Research Area. 


One of the main goals is to create an offer of services accesible through a common portal. The project promotes transdisciplinarity and socio-economic integration to understand the effects of threats and risks on agroecological systems and the socio-economic benefits of resilience within the food system. 


AgroServ is a transdisciplinary project (2022-2027) funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe programme. It aims to support the agroecology research community through encouraging the cross-fertilisation of knowledge in a variety of fields: agricultural sciences, natural sciences, biological sciences, ecology, forestry, fisheries and agronomy.

By delivering a Europe-wide data ecosystem, AgroServ aims to facilitate a systemic and holistic approach to understand the challenges facing agriculture and to develop resilient and sustainable agrifood systems. By looking at ecological processes applied to farming and related to agroecosystem biodiversity, the project will be concerned with enabling research related, among others, to:

** Agricultural production practices, 
** Material cycling and the efficiency and use of natural resources, 
** Species interactions and plant and animal breeding (following a “one health” approach), 
** Investigative domains of cognitive and organisational nature (stresses on agricultural systems from drivers outside agriculture…),
** Climate change adaptation and mitigation, carbon sequestration, soil health, pest and disease control, etc.

Thanks to its unique offer of research services, the project will bring together all actors of the agriculture system (the agricultural community, the scientific community, multi-disciplinary and multi-actor initiatives, policymakers, and the general public). In this respect, AgroServ aims to: 

** Achieve a better alignment of approaches through several types of expertise, disciplines, and technologies, and by integrating competences from chemists, biologists, agronomists, ecologists, bioengineers, analysts, social scientists, and economists.
** Consolidate its network of living labs (LLs) across Europe through fostering a co-creation approach and adopting an innovative mindset to overcome traditional models of knowledge transfer and to champion and accelerate the adoption of new innovative methods related to food production systems.
** Advance our knowledge on agronomic and husbandry practices, with a focus on the threats and risks on agroecosystems.
** Support the development of new agroecological practices by fostering transdisciplinarity and by integrating a socio-economic dimension to it.

73 Partners
143 Research Services
11 European Research Infrastructures (RIs)