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


Fighting poverty




Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

The stakeholders are extension officers, research Institutions (IIAM), Departments of Agriculture, local NGOs, poultry industry and input market. 


  • Monitor crop performance on farmers’ plots 
  • Monitor crop performance in on-station plots 
  • Monitor resources flow both on-farm and on-station 
  • Use participatory tools to assess crop performance (productivity and quality) 
  • Hold several workshops with stakeholders to:
    • discuss sustainability of scenarios of crop intensification with and without intercropping, 
    • identify possible trade-offs to be accounted for to favour intercropping against “simplification” of the cropping system“ 
  • Use crop models to simulate resources flow and crop performance. 

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Updates from
the CICS 12:

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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