The CSA Booster (CSAb) works across European agri-food value chains with a multi-stakeholder ecosystem of partners including national, regional and international governments, and over 50 leading EU research organisations, farmer organizations and businesses.
The CSA Booster is led by a group of pioneering experts from European agricultural and climate research institutions as well as from the private sector. Core CSAb partners are:
A wider network of over 20 international organisations and companies are actively working with the CSA Booster via Climate-KIC co-funded projects, including major players from the agri-food industry, the agricultural sector, industry alliances, regional farmer cooperatives, government bodies, technology and solution providers and start-ups. This diverse network helps connect researchers, providers and users of the most innovative and impactful CSA solutions.
Climate-KIC is Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative. It is the largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. It is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) created in 2010 by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an EU body, whose mission is to create sustainable growth including climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Climate-KIC partners working with CSA Booster include:
Since June 2017, the CSA Booster also acts as the European regional hub for the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA) initiative, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). We work with GACSA partners to identify, assess, and scale or accelerate promising ideas from their network and communicate them to European audiences.