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Diversification through Rotation, Intercropping, Multiple Cropping, Promoted by Actors and Value Chains towards Sustainability

Title OriginalDiversification through Rotation, Intercropping, Multiple Cropping, Promoted by Actors and Value Chains towards Sustainability

The overall goal of DiverIMPACTS is to achieve the full potential of diversification of cropping systems for improved productivity, delivery of ecosystem services and resource-efficient and sustainable value chains by

  • assessing performances of crop diversification through rotation, intercropping and multiple cropping,
  • providing rural areas actors with those key enablers and innovations that would remove existing barriers and ensure actual uptake of benefits of crop diversification at farm, value chain and territory levels
  • make recommendations to policy-makers to facilitate the coordination of all relevant actors within the value chain.

DiverIMPACTS will build on existing experiences of crop diversification by networking and expanding 10 existing field experiments to quantify impacts of crop diversification and by accompanying 25 multi-actor case studies in their dynamic transition.
DiverIMPACTS will propose a range of technical and organisational innovations to remove lock-ins from farmers to consumers as well as strategies and recommendations to sustain crop diversification.

Financing/ Donor
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
    Horizon 2020-RUR-2016-2
  • State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
(Research) Program
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
Project partners
  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
  • Agricultură Integrată Durabilă Economic Rentabilă (AIDER)
  • Assemblée permanente des Chambres d´agriculture (APCA)
  • Association de coordination technique agricole (ACTA)
  • Association groupe école supérieure d’agriculture d’Angers (ESA)
  • Associazione sviluppo rurale (ASR)
  • B.V. Exploitatie Reservegronden Flevoland (ERF)
  • Baertschi Agrartecnic AG (BA)
  • Barwy Zdrowia (BZ)
  • BioForum Vlaanderen (BioForum)
  • Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomiques (CRA-W)
  • Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA)
  • Fondazione italiana per la ricerca in agricoltura biologica e biodinamica (FIRAB)
  • Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
  • Hushållningssällskapet skåne (HS)
  • Inagro, Provinciaal extern verzelfstandigd agentschap in Privaatrechtelijke Vorm (INAGRO)
  • INRA Transfert S.A. (IT)
  • Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, State Research Institute (IUNG-PIB)
  • In Vivo Agrosolutions SAS (Agrosolutions)
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen (LWK)
  • Linking environment and farming (LEAF)
  • Mühle Rytz AG (MR)
  • Ökologiai Mezogazdasagi Kutatointezet Kozhasznu Nonprofit KFT (ÖMKi)
  • Progressive Farming Trust Ltd Lbg - Organic Research Centre (ORC)
  • Euro Consultants Romania (ERC)
  • Services opérationnels du Collège des producteurs (SoCoPro)
  • Stichting Bionext (Bionext)
  • Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • Thünen Institute for Biodiversity (VTI)
  • Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)
  • University of Amsterdam (UvA)
  • Wageningen University (WU)
  • Wal.Agri SA (WALAGRI)
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Role of FiBL

Project partner and WP management (WP7)

Research area
  • Advisory Coordination (Department of Extension, Training & Communication)
  • Agricultural & Food Policy (Department of Socio-Economic Sciences)
  • Cultivation Technique Arable Crops (Department of Soil Sciences)
  • Dissemination & Outreach (Department of Extension, Training & Communication)
  • Sustainability (Department of Socio-Economic Sciences)
FiBL project number 10104 (01-08)
Date modified 16.03.2021