Diver­IM­PACTS

The over­all goal of Diver­IM­PACTS — Diver­si­fi­ca­tion through Rota­tion, Inter­crop­ping, Mul­ti­ple Crop­ping, Pro­mot­ed with Actors and val­ue-Chains towards Sus­tain­abil­i­ty — is to achieve the full poten­tial of diver­si­fi­ca­tion of crop­ping sys­tems for improved pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, deliv­ery of ecosys­tem ser­vices and resource-effi­cient and sus­tain­able val­ue chains. Diver­IM­PACTS has 34 part­ners and the project is fund­ed under Hori­zon 2020, the Euro­pean Union’s frame­work pro­gramme for research and innovation.

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DiverIMPACTS will build on existing experiences of crop diversification by networking and expanding 10 existing field experiments to quantify impacts of crop diversification and by accompanying 25 multi-actor case studies in their dynamic transition.

DiverIMPACTS will propose a range of technical and organisational innovations to remove lock-ins from farmers to consumers as well as strategies and recommendations to sustain crop diversification.