Workplan & Deliverables

The heart of the project is composed of four WPs (2 to 5). They will embed diversity within crops, farming systems and in the agricultural food chain for resilience, performance and quality. Actions have been formulated to support multi-actor interactions, taking into account the complexity of agricultural and food systems including agronomic, genetic, qualitative, legal and economic aspects.

Two WPs (1 and 6) will provide cohesion across the project: WP1 elaborates the conceptual and methodological framework to be used in WPs 2 to 5 and WP6 delivers communication and dissemination tools within and outside the project. These WPs are of equal importance to the core WPs, and together they enable DIVERSIFOOD to connect networks within and outside the project, and to deal with complexity at the scientific level and sociological level with multi-actor, transdisciplinary approaches. DIVERSIFOOD also includes a specific workpackage dedicated to project management, led by INRA and supported by INRA Transfert.

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To support our approach, which considers all the steps and types of technical/scientific developments required to introduce diversity in agriculture, DIVERSIFOOD will use relevant case studies covering most agro-climatic zones (France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Portugal, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Cyprus and Finland) and socio-economic conditions in Europe. To achieve this, DIVERSIFOOD will make use of additional experience, which is partly funded by partners or regional projects.

Public Deliverables

Deliverables are additional outputs (e.g. information, special reports or other building blocks of the project) that must be produced and submitted to the European Commission during the project lifetime. All the DIVERSIFOOD Public Deliverables are available here:

D1.1 – Common definitions and hypotheses for agricultural diversity

D1.2 – Connecting methods, toolkit of common methods and meta-analysis

D1.3 – Proven concept for a holistic, multi-actor approach

D1.4 – Key-elements, barriers and bridges for multi actor research

D2.1 – Inventory of UPR available on the website

D2.1 – Inventory of UPR available on the website – Complete Report

D2.3 – A guide to participatory experiments with underutilised genetic resources

D2.4 – Report on intercropping trials

D2.5 – Searchable database on performance results of underutilised genetic resources

D2.5 – Searchable database on performance results of underutilised genetic resources (Excel file)

D3.1 – Smart methods specifically suited for decentralized on farm breeding

D3.2 – User friendly tools incorporating the relevant methods for decentralized on-farm breeding

D3.3 – Assessment of the potential of the diverse methods to create relevant diversity for breeding

D3.5 – Development of PPB methods

D4.1 – Report on local seed production system

D4.2 – Report from a stakeholder workshop on Community Seed Banks

D4.3 – Assessment of the impact of social network and seed exchange

D4.4 – Results of the side event at ITPGRFA – Full report

D4.5 – Report from case studies about on farm selection and seed production

D4.6 – Policy paper based on final recommendations

D5.1 – Case studies of the marketing of products from newly bred lines and underutilized crops

D5.2 – Relationship between the diversity of local crop prod and food sales Finland

D5.3 – Embedding Diversity: Communication and Label Concept for Underutilized Crops

D5.4 – Policy recommendation in support of food diversity

D6.2 – Project Leaflet

D6.3 – Video presenting the project

D6.4 – Proceedings of the European stakeholders’ forum

D6.5 – Proceedings of the scientific DIVERSIFOOD congress

D6.6 – Outcomes of DIVERSIFOOD public events

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