Multi-actor co-design of species mixtures and on-farm testing
WP1 will set up a network of 11 Multi-actor Platforms (MAPs) involving the agri-food chain actors and representing the variability of climates and farming systems across Europe. Through surveys, on-farm demonstration trials and participatory methodologies, WP1 will identify local practical knowledge of species mixtures and will test and develop novel intercropping strategies. WP1 will also conduct a socio-technical analysis of the dynamics of transition pathways and the social-technical lock-ins blocking the use of species mixtures in EU cropping systems.
WP1 Responsible Partner: Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen (RUC)