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Crop diversification and low-input farming across Europe: from practitioners engagement and ecosystems services to increased revenues and chain organisation

Objective

With the long-term view of increasing diversification and biodiversity in Europe and fostering sustainable development of bioeconomy, the Diverfarming consortium come together to develop and deploy innovative farming and agribusiness strategies. Diverfarming will increase the long-term resilience, sustainability and economic revenues of agriculture across the EU by assessing the real benefits and minimising the limitations, barriers and drawbacks of diversified cropping systems under low-input agronomic practices that are tailor-made to fit the unique characteristics of six EU pedoclimatic regions (Mediterranean south and north, Atlantic central, Continental, Pannonian and Boreal), and by adapting and optimising the downstream value chains organization. This approach will provide: i) increased overall land productivity; ii) more rational use of farm land and farming inputs (water, energy, machinery, fertilisers, pesticides); ii) improved delivery of ecosystem services by increments in biodiversity and soil quality; iii) proper organization of downstream value chains adapted to the new diversified cropping systems with decreased use of energy; and iv) access to new markets and reduced economy risks by adoption of new products in time and space. The diversified cropping systems will be tested in field case studies for major crops within each pedoclimatic region. In the end, Diverfarming focuses on research and innovation for rural development, with emphasis on developing new framework systems and business models adapted to the rural context of each pedoclimatic area of the EU, to foster sustainable growth through adoption of diversification, sustainable practices and efficient use of resources.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2016-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 578 349,50
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena
Spain

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Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (25)

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 839 623,75
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 750 236,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 406 426,25
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION REGIONAL DE EMPRESAS AGRICOLAS Y GANADERAS DE LA COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE MURCIA (ADEA-ASJA)
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 185 650,00
Address
Calle Parpallota 13 Bajo
30007 Murcia

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Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO CASALASCO DEL POMODORO SOCIETA AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 309 375,00
Address
Strada Provinciale 32
26036 Rivarolo Del Re Ed Uniti

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Cremona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ARENTO GRUPO COOPERATIVO AGROALIMENTARIO DE ARAGON S COOP

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 156 311,29
Address
Ctra Cogullada 65 Mercazaragoza Centro De Negocios Calle A, Suc 4
50014 Zaragoza
Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 268 750,00
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DISFRIMUR LOGISTICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 146 625,00
Address
Avenida De Lorca, 174 Sangonera La Seca
30835 Murcia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 492 998,75
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Region
Andalucía Córdoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 923 427,95
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FIRMA NIEUW BROMO VAN TILBURG
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 7 168,05
Address
Ommelanderweg 32
9978 TC Hornhuizen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INDUSTRIAS DAVID SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 271 176,25
Address
Poligono Industrial Urbayecla Ii Sn Parcelas 28 Y 30
30510 Yecla

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Region
Región de Murcia Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 239 851,25
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Portsmouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 000 302,55
Address
Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Trier Trier, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FREY-TRESELERFREY KATHARINA
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 240 105,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 101 945,95
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 344 062,50
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs

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Region
Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Baranya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AKA KERESKEDELMI, TERMELO ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 84 650,00
Address
Erkel F. U 2/a
7773 Villany

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Dunántúl Dél-Dunántúl Baranya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NEDEL MARKET MEZOGAZDASAGI TERMELOKERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 80 562,50
Address
Iii. Ker. 143
6078 Jakabszallas

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Alföld és Észak Dél-Alföld Bács-Kiskun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 913 812,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
PAAVOLA RISTO KALERVO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 209 586,63
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RAINIO LASSE
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 240 750,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
JURRIUS ANDREAS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 144 066,83
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA ARAGONESA GALLICUM
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 63 463,75
Address
Calle Austria 11
50800 Zuera

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00