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Soil and rhizosphere interactions for sustainable agri-ecosystems (GFS-SARISA)

This was a BBSRC-NERC joint call, administered by BBSRC

Call status: Closed
Previous call: 5 June 2013 – 12 November 2013


  • NERC

Combined funding total


Number of projects funded

Four projects were funded. For further details see the press release in related links (see the four projects listed under the 'Notes to editors' subheading).

Awarded grants (PDF 57KB)

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Developed through the Global Food Security (GFS) programme and with relevance to the aims of the Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) partnership. This call responded to a recognised need for an improved understanding of agricultural soil and rhizosphere interactions to underpin the development of agricultural ecosystems ('agri-ecosystems').

Key aims

  • To encourage proposals that link the development of specific agricultural innovations with agri-ecosystems approaches to analyse the potential benefits
  • To encourage proposals that draw on the combined expertise of bioscientists and environmental scientists, and those that link scales of research (laboratory/field/landscape)

Related calls: agriculture food innovation