Tonle Sap fishing nets, Cambodia.
(Courtesy Anandajoti, Wikimedia Commons.)
These awards provide support to transdisciplinary, multinational consortia to engage in global change research through a 14-country joint research initiative supported by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). Consortia are comprised of natural scientists, social scientists and end-users, policy makers, and associated stakeholders. The goal of these research projects is to increase scientific understanding of the dynamic spatial scale interactions between food security and land use in the context of global change, and the consequences of these interactions for climate, ecosystems and social systems, including their economic and cultural dimensions.