2nd Annual Meeting of ReMIX project in Pamplona (Spain)

INTIA (Institute for Agrifood Technology and Infrastructures of Navarra) organized the Second Annual meeting of H2020 European project “ReMIX” in Pamplona on 27, 28 and 29 May 2019.

ARVALIS is represented through ACTA, a partner of this project involving French institutes: ARVALIS in charge of cereals and maize, ITAB in charge of organic agriculture and Terres Inovia for oil and protein crops.
The meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the Department of Rural Development and Environment of the Government of Navarre, gathered nearly 70 researchers from 11 countries of the European Union, as well as Switzerland and China.

Juan Manuel Intxaurrandieta (General Director of INTIA) and Eric Justes (Scientific Coordinator of ReMIX project, from the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development CIRAD) welcomed the meeting. Following the multi-actor approach, Remix scientific sessions were complemented with practical work carried out in different workshops distributed over the three days, as well as a field visit to the trials of lentils and chickpeas with wheat that INTIA is carrying out in Mendigorría (Navarra).

Implementing intercropping is not only a matter of agronomic and technological challenges. Farmers willing to try intercropping face marketing challenges and policy makers do not always know what policies work best to support them. Three actors at the national, regional and local level were invited to discuss with participants what authorities can do to support intercropping. The ReMIX project, funded with €5 million by the EU under the Horizon 2020 programme, will overcome these barriers through a four-year collaborative research programme that will produce new scientifically reliable but also socially valuable knowledge for both conventional and ecological farming systems.

The ReMIX consortium comprises public research and higher education organizations as well as private research institutions, advisory services, farmers' cooperatives, agricultural equipment industries and SMEs. The partnership includes 24 partners in 11 EU countries plus Switzerland and China and is coordinated by INRA - Toulouse and CIRAD - Montpellier (France). The project started in May 2017 and will end in April 2021.

For more information, visit our website: www.remix-intercrops.eu and follow us on Twitter and Facebook (@RemixIntercrops)

ARVALIS contact : Jérôme Labreuche

ReMIX studies species mixtures

ReMIX is a multi-actor H2020 project that aims to study the benefits of species mixtures to design more diversified and resilient cropping systems. The implementation of associated crops is not only a matter of agronomic and technological challenges. Farmers willing to try associated crops face marketing challenges and policy makers do not always know which policies are most effective in supporting them.