About the Crop Diversification Cluster

The crop diversification cluster brings together partner organisations from countries across Europe to increase the impact of crop diversification research and encourage sustained uptake of diversification measures by European farmers and through innovations across the agri-value chain.

Projects within the cluster are collaborating to increase the impact of crop diversification research and encourage sustained uptake of diversification measures by farmers in Europe through innovations across the agri-value chain.

Why diversify?

The diversification of crops through rotation, multiple cropping and species mixtures can allow farming systems to become more resource-efficient with fewer agronomic inputs. Diversified systems can help meet the needs of end users for food, feed and industrial products and simultaneously deliver other ecosystem services and public goods.