The project



DIVERSIFOOD is an international project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme. By integrating existing networks across Europe, the project will strengthen the “food culture” to achieve local high quality food systems.

Thanks to the composition of its consortium, DIVERSIFOOD will cover the whole food chain: from genetic resources to marketing, connecting all the different actors involved.

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Facts & Figures


  • Project number: 633571
  • Acronym: DIVERSIFOOD
  • Title: Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems
  • Starting date: 1st March 2015
  • Duration: 48 months (2015-2019)
  • Call: H2020-SFS-2014-2
  • Topic : SFS-07-a-2014 Traditional resources for agricultural diversity and the food chain
  • Type of action: Research and innovation actions
  • EC grant: 3 429 908.75 €
  • EC Keywords: Plant breeding, Plant genetic resources, Social innovation, Biodiversity conservation, Agrobiodiversity, Agroecology
  • Free keywords: Empowerment of rural areas, multi-actor approaches, innovation, community biodiversity management, local adaptation, sustainability, local food systems, participatory plant breeding, food quality, farmers/consumers network, seed regulations, transdisciplinarity, agro-ecological solutions, collaborative research, organic farming


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Related international initiatives


  • IFOAM – International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
  • EIP – European Innovation Partnerships service point
  • ECO-PB – European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding
  • LLD – Let’s Liberate Diversity


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