overall aim

DIVERSify is a multidisciplinary and strategic multi-actor partnership bringing together European and international centres of research excellence, farmers, extension services, breeders and SMEs.


This partnership will co-construct a new applied approach to plant mixtures and the tools to support implementation. Unravelling the mechanisms underpinning the benefits associated with cropping of plant teams (associations / mixtures of species), and the plant traits and agronomic practices promoting these benefits, will facilitate effective implementation.


This will be achieved through scientifically-proven, field-tested evidence on ecological mechanisms, concepts and methods to identify important crop traits and cultivars for plant teams, and tools and guidelines for farming practitioners in diverse environmental conditions.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under agreement No. 727284.