Scientific publications

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION #1

The ESSU concept for designing, modeling and auditing ecosystem service provision in intercropping and agroforestry systems.

Sylvain Rafflegeau, Marie Gosme, Karim Barkaoui, Léo Garcia, Clémentine Allinne, Olivier Deheuvels, Juliette Grimaldi, Patrick Jagoret, Pierre-Éric Lauri, Anne Merot, Aurélie Metay, Francesco Reyes, Stéphane Saj, George Nicolas Curry & Eric Justes

The paper proposes a concept for designing, modeling, monitoring, and auditing desired ecosystem services, in intercropping and agroforestry systems, which the scientists have named ESSU (Ecosystem Services functional Spatial Unit).

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION #2

Modeling soil‑plant functioning of intercrops using comprehensive and generic formalisms implemented in the STICS model

Rémi Vezy, Sebastian Munz, Noémie Gaudio, Marie Launay, Patrice Lecharpentier, Dominique Ripoche, Eric Justes

In this study, the authors propose a set of simple and generic formalisms for simulating key interactions in bi-specific intercropping systems that can be readily included into existing dynamic crop models.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION #3

The acquisition of macro and micronutrients is synergistic in species mixtures: example of mixed crucifer-legume cover crops

Antoine Couëdel, Lionel Alletto and Eric Justes

Species mixtures of crucifer-legume have been shown to effectively take up nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) to decrease losses due to leaching, but their ability to simultaneously take up other key macro- and micronutrients remains unknown. This study assessed the performances of a wide variety of bispecific crucifer-legume mixtures to provide synergetic uptake of multiple nutrients to target nutrient-recycling ecosystem services.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION #4

What are the benefits of growing multiple crop species together?

Researchers: Chunjie Li, Tjeerd-Jan Stomph, David Makowski, Wopke van der Werf and others
Associate Editors: Allison Gamzon and Alexandra Appleton 

In early 2023 Wopke van der Werf and his team had the happy news that their meta-analysis on the productive performance of intercropping had been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, better known by its abbreviation PNAS. Now, in 2024, an adaptation of this journal paper for middle and high school children was published in the American Science Journal for Kids. The editors of this journal have done a marvellous job making the potential of intercropping, accessible to kids. This will bring intercropping to the classroom at high schools.

Practice-oriented publications 

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PRACTICE ABSTRACT #1

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practice abstract #3

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Policy recommendations

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POLICY BRIEF #1

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POLICY BRIEF #2

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POLICY BRIEF #3

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The project aims to rethink the value chain as “Fork-to-Farm”, to challenge the status quo and support new ways of thinking about developing links between consumers and farmers

Project deliverables

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DELIVERABLE #1

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DELIVERABLE #3

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General communication materials (English) 

LOGO

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Identity manual

Main graphic elements of IntercropVALUES and how they should be correctly applied for good use of the brand

project flyer

A5 flyer presenting the main objectives and summary of the project

Project presentation

Including the key points of the project

Project roll-up

Introducing IntercropVALUES at project events

Press release #1

Press release from the Kick off Meeting – November 2022

PRESS RELEASE #2

Press release from the second annual meeting – October 2023

NEWSLETTER #1

18 months of intercropping. From November 2022 to April 2024

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