Each value chain actor needs to experience benefits from intercropping strategies


Production processing






  • Providing proof that intercropping provides similar quality compared to pure productions for human production 1) wheat for bread making, 2) faba bean 
  • Opening new perspectives in faba bean food production – from local transformation to industrial processing 

Intercropping for fodder production is an established practice in organic farming: pea-barley, oat-lupine. 

Several farmers grow wheat – faba bean intercropping, wheat for bread making and faba bean for fodder. The process requires support at various stages of the value chain: quality of wheat. 

The next assumption is that what has been successfully developed for on-farm processing of soybean (tofu) can also be developed for faba bean. 

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Updates from
the CICS 13:

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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