COST Action CA22146


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About the Action

About the Action


As a COST Action, our goal is to support greater diversity in the crops European farmers grow to address climate change and facilitate more sustainable healthy diets.

Diversity is good for nature and for our well-being. Agriculture is dominated by few crop species, and local specialisation further depletes diversity at national and local levels. Our target crops: rye, peas and chickpeas have a long history of cultivation dating back to Neolithic times; however, in some European regions they still are underutilised due to several complex reasons. By identifying and sharing a harmonised dataset across countries, DIVERSICROP will consolidate knowledge relating to their socioeconomic, socio-political and geographical challenges and opportunities. DIVERSICROP will learn from the deep history of these crops in Europe as well as current farming, nutrition and policy data to understand their underutilisation and inform the future.


DIVERSICROP provides an evidence basis to strengthen the Farm to Fork and the Biodiversity strategies under the European Green Deal to contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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