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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.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 001 094,25

Participants (23)

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 373 611
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 370 000
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 295 000
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 393 333
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 444
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 423 333
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRARTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 148 056
Address
Brunszvik Street 2
2462 Martonvasar
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Yuanmingyuan Xilu 2 Haidian District
100193 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 245 000
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 146 389
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
TERRENA SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AGRICOLE
France
EU contribution
€ 140 000
Address
La Noelle
44150 Ancenis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 128 056
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETS DENIS
France
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Avenue Louis Denis
28160 Brou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 333
Address
Avenida Serapio Huici 22 Villava
31610 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGCO AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Dronningborg Alle 2
8930 Randers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Ul Pszczelinska 99
05 840 Brwinow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
Sunnersberg Hog 1
531 98 Lidkoping
Activity type
Other
INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS SAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Calle Zabalgaina 3/1 Oficinas 4 Y 5
31180 Zizur Mayor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 58 350,75
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations