Environmental service clarifications including technical equipment optimization and investment


Ecosystem functions




RSR – Rete Semi Rurali


Eliminate silage from the production system to reduce plastic, fuel costs, and contractors’ costs, increase the health of the herd, and enter the “latte fieno” (milk from hey) value-chain

CICS 11 is a network of seven Italian organic farms: 4 farms are located in the Po valley in Northern Italy, and 3 farms are in central Italy. They share common features: Organic certified; they use intercrops to enhance their agro-ecological practices; they support short or closed value-chain, they are members of networks, and finally, they have experience with multi-actor research projects and dissemination/training events 

Do you want to read the project flyer in Italian? Click here

Updates from
the CICS 11:

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