Develop mixtures of species for food innovations adapted to original low productivity contexts 


Spatial and temporal foods




Institut National de Recherche pout l’ Agriculture, l’ Alimentation et l’ Environnement


To develop the use of intercrops on the territory by illustrating a diversity of possibilities to the different actors of the case study associating short circuits and longer channels.

The CICS is developing around a small group of 10 organic farmers who know each other and are already familiar with the use of intercrops.  

Around this group, a local dynamic is being developed with the territorial food programs. A precise analysis of the functioning and interactions between actors in these programs should make it possible to identify possible lock-ins and levers for the deployment of intercrops on the territory.  

Several private partners are already interested in participating in the project and others have been identified.  

These actors will be associated with the CICS workshops to collectively reflect on different strategies for developing intercrops, adapted to different production situations. 

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Updates from
the CICS 04:

Check out the other 13 Co-innovation
Case Studies (CICS)

CICS 01 denmark

New business opportunities along local food value chains – including educational aspects

CICS 02 sweden

Increased market demand for locally produces, value addition, unlocking from local to national

CICS 03 uk

New and high value product development requiring technical quality adjustments

CICS 04 france

Develop mixtures of species for food innovations adapted to original low productivity contexts

CICS 05 germany

New product development including technology and adjustments/redefining regulations

CICS 06 greece

New sustainable products for local markets including new machineries and adaptation

CICS 07 reunion

New proven crop management strategies using service plants between the sugarcane rows

CICS 08 spain

Specific labelling to agri-food industry. Collective IPM actions and strategies

CICS 09 serbia

Added final product value with prototypes and operational solutions

CICS 10 france (west)

Local/regional values chains, up to national to bring out other groups in FNCUMA network

CICS 11 italy

Environmental service clarifications including technical equipment optimization and investment

CICS 12 mozambique

"Global south" model building with the transition from subsistence to commercial family farming

CICS 13 switzerland

Each value chain actor needs to experience benefit from intercropping strategies