CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
Redesigning European cropping systems based on species MIXtures

Redesigning European cropping systems based on species MIXtures

Objective

ReMIX will exploit the benefits of species mixtures to design more diversified and resilient agro-ecological arable cropping systems less dependent on external inputs. Based on a multi-actor approach, ReMIX will produce new knowledge that is both scientifically credible and socially valuable in conventional and organic agriculture. It will tackle practical questions and co-design ready-to-use practical solutions adapted to producing mainly grain cash crops in diverse EU pedo-climatic conditions. ReMIX will: 1) overcome barriers to stimulate the adoption of species mixtures by farmers and in agri-food chains, 2) unravel mechanisms of plant-plant interactions to maximize resource use efficiency, 3) determine the role of species mixtures in controlling diseases, pests and weeds and alleviating yield damages, 4) demonstrate the role of species mixtures in improving ecosystem service provision and development of resilience to biotic stress, 5) identify key traits and create novel breeding and phenotyping methods and tools adapted to species mixtures, 6) generate novel breeding material adapted to grain legume/cereal mixtures, 7) develop generic rules for assembling species for efficient cash crop production using process-based simulation models, 8) develop new management techniques to optimise species mixtures performance, 9) optimise settings and specifications for agricultural machines for harvesting and separating grains, and 10) develop a tool box, an educational serious game and technical booklets for farmers and advisors. The project will span from the specification of end-user needs and the co-design of in-field and on-farm experiments to demonstrations with evaluation of new varieties and practices. ReMIX will contribute to the adoption of productive and resilient agricultural systems based on plants diversity, to increase legume production and competitiveness in EU and to healthier diets based on plant proteins from cereals and legumes.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 971 094,25

Participants (23)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 373 611

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 370 000

SRUC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 295 000

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 393 333

STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 249 444

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 423 333

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 185 000

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 195 000

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 148 056

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG

Switzerland

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 245 000

Association de Coordination Technique Agricole

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 389

TERRENA SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 140 000

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 128 056

ETS DENIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 000

INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 123 333

AGCO AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 130 000

CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 65 000

INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS SAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 58 350,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727217

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 986 158

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France