Redesigning European cropping systems based on species mixtures

 

ReMIX is a H2020 multi-actor project that will allow designing cropping systems based on agro-ecology for the benefit of farmers and the whole EU agricultural community.

ReMIX will exploit the benefits of species mixtures to design more diversified and resilient agro-ecological arable cropping systems. Based on a multi-actor approach, ReMIX will produce new knowledge that is both scientifically credible and socially valuable in conventional and organic agriculture. The project will tackle practical questions and co-design ready-to-use practical solutions. 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. 

 

Project objectives

  • Overcome barriers to stimulate the adoption of species mixtures by farmers and in agri-food chains.
  • Unravel mechanisms of plant-plant interactions to maximize resource use efficiency.
  • Determine the role of species mixtures in controlling diseases, pests and weeds and alleviating yield damages.
  • Demonstrate the role of species mixtures in improving ecosystem service provision and development of resilienceto biotic stress.
  • Identify key traits and create novel breeding and phenotyping methods. Generate novel breeding material to grain legume / cereal mixtures.
  • Develop generic rules for assembling species for efficient cash crop production using process-based simulation models.
  • Develop new management techniques to optimize species mixtures performance.
  • Optimize settings and specifications for agricultural machinery for harvesting and separating grains.
  • Develop a toolbox, a serious game and technical booklets for farmers and advisors.


 

Partnership

  • INRA - FR (Coord.)
  • SLU - SE
  • Université de Roskilde (RUC) - DK
  • SRUC - UK
  • Wageningen - NL
  • Louis Bolk Institute (LBI) -NL
  • Université de Kassel (KU) - DE
  • Université Hohenheim (UHOH) - DE
  • Université Aristotle de Thessaloniki (AUTH) - GR
  • Académie Agricole Magyar (MTA ATK) - HU
  • Conseil pour Recherche en Agriculture et analyse de l'économie agraire (CREA) - IT
  • Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) - CH
  • China Agricultural University (CAU) - Chine
  • INRA Transfert (IT) - FR
  • ACTA - FR
  • Terrena - FR
  • DLO - NL
  • Etablissement Denis - FR
  • INTIA - ES
  • AGCO - DK
  • Agriculture Advisory Center (AAC) - PL
  • IFOAM EU - SE
  • Iniciativas Innovadoras (INI) - ES 

 

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