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Thursday, 02 August 2018 09:21

European scientific community joins forces in crops diversification

Several research groups seek to increase the sustainability of European agriculture by sharing strategies and tools.

What motivates to continue financing projects that investigate the agri-food sector is based on the problems this sector has to face that makes him non-sustainable.

Focused on objectives of crop diversification, protection of biodiversity, reduction of greenhouse gases and increase of economic security for those engaged in agriculture, the projects Diverfarming, Diversify, Remix, LegValue, DiverImpacts and TRUE, funded by H2020 program of the European Commission, decided to join efforts to achieve its objectives, last March in Brussels.

Being constituted as a group, under the name of "Crop diversification cluster", representatives from the 6 projects studied how to work on common aspects agreeing to share communication tasks and events dissemination to reach more people. The transfer of information, materials, methods and results between the different projects will also enable to make the scope of study bigger and achieve more accurate and elaborated conclusions that will allow increasing the overall impact on the reception of crop diversification by the European agricultural sector.

Projects are grouped as follow: Diversify and ReMix focus on the benefits of species diversity in farming systems and how species combinations can improve the pests and diseases control, as well as increasing productivity and resilience to stress caused by external and internal factors.

TRUE and LegValue focus on how to create the best transition routes to sustainable agricultural systems based on legumes to cope with the increase on demand for legumes that is expected by 2050, so it will be necessary to use more efficient land and other resources such as water, nutrients and energy.

Finally, DiverImpacts and Diverfarming will work on the creation of crop diversification systems to produce food and industrial products seeking to achieve the full potential of diversification to improve productivity and efficiency.

The aim of this partnership is to obtain innovative solutions, supported by a network of field experiments covering most of Europe's surface, multicriteria assessment tools that show the performance of crop diversification both environmentally and economically and, finally, an economic and organizational approach that serves to promote business models based on crop diversification.

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be influenced as well for these kinds of groups that are going to start generating recommendations on agricultural matters, providing tools that help address current problems on agriculture.

Diverfarming is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Program of the European Commission, within the Societal Challenge 2 "Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and Bioeconomy" in which the following partners are involved: Polytechnic Universities of Cartagena and Córdoba (Spain), Tuscia (Italy), Exeter and Portsmouth (United Kingdom), Wageningen (The Netherlands), Trier (Germany), Pècs (Hungary) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland), research centers Consiglio per la Ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (Italy), the Superior Council of Scientific Research (Spain) and the Institute of Natural Resources LUKE (Finland), the agricultural organization ASAJA and the companies Casalasco and Barilla (Italy), Arento, Disfrimur Logística e David Industries (Spain), Nieuw Bromo Van Tilburg and Ekoboerderij from Lingehof (The Netherlands), Weingut Dr. Frey (Germany), Nedel-Market KFT and Gere (Hungary) and Paavolan Kotijuustola and Polven Juustola (Finland).


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