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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA
Address
Plaza Del Cronista Isidoro Valverde Edificio La Milagrosa
30202 Cartagena
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 443 625

Participants (24)

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 758 521,25
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 727 047,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 406 426,25
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION REGIONAL DE EMPRESAS AGRICOLAS Y GANADERAS DE LA COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE MURCIA (ADEA-ASJA)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 650
Address
Calle Parpallota 13 Bajo
30007 Murcia
Activity type
Other
CONSORZIO CASALASCO DEL POMODORO SOCIETA AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 329 375
Address
Strada Provinciale 32
26036 Rivarolo Del Re Ed Uniti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARENTO GRUPO COOPERATIVO AGROALIMENTARIO DE ARAGON S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 262,50
Address
Ctra Cogullada 65 Mercazaragoza Centro De Negocios Calle A, Suc 4
50014 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARILLA G. E R. FRATELLI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Via Mantova 166
43122 Parma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DISFRIMUR LOGISTICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 680
Address
Avenida De Lorca, 174 Sangonera La Seca
30835 Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 462 998,75
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 906 702,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FIRMA NIEUW BROMO VAN TILBURG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 23 893,50
Address
Ommelanderweg 32
9978 TC Hornhuizen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAS DAVID SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 847,50
Address
Poligono Industrial Urbayecla Ii Sn Parcelas 28 Y 30
30510 Yecla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 239 851,25
Address
Winston Churchill Avenue University House
PO1 2UP Portsmouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 000 302,55
Address
Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREY-TRESELERFREY KATHARINA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 318 852,50
Address
Alter Weg 9
54441 Kanzem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 78 512,70
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 344 062,50
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AKA KERESKEDELMI, TERMELO ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 102 812,50
Address
Erkel F. U 2/A
7773 Villany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDEL MARKET MEZOGAZDASAGI TERMELOKERESKEDELMI ES SZOLGALTATO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 103 125
Address
Iii. Ker. 143
6078 Jakabszallas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 860 728,75
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
PAAVOLA RISTO KALERVO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 242 000
Address
Vanhamaantie 336
47200 Elimaki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAINIO LASSE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 240 750
Address
Polventie 59 A
45460 Savero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JURRIUS ANDREAS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Hemmensestraat 17
6668 LB Randwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)