What do we mean by food diversity? Nine key-concepts were developed together with all partners involved in DIVERSIFOOD. These definitions integrate practical and theoretical ideas, and natural science and social science perspectives.
This toolkit provides building blocks for a multi-actor approach applied to participatory plant breeding and action research with the aim of embedding agrobiodiversity in food systems. It results from a wide range of experience developed within the DIVERSIFOOD project to boost cultivated diversity for organic and low-input agriculture and from the collective reflection of all the project partners.
This technical booklet describes experimental designs and statistical methods and tools that are relevant for decentralized on-farm breeding, according to the objectives and the experimental constraints of the breeding program and the farmers’ group.
Using the multi-actor approach, DIVERSIFOOD supports the dissemination of a new food culture, based on diverse, tasty and healthy food. This booklet presents and describes 10 novel ideas and approaches that support innovation embedding diversity in food systems from the field to the plate.
How to better embed crop diversity for resilient sustainable food systems? On April 11th, the DIVERSIFOOD Forum with policy makers and stakeholders addressed this and other fundamental questions to promote cultivated biodiversity. Here you can find the Proceedings.
Community seed banks (CSBs) have been founded as part of the so called “informal seed systems” since the early 1980s in many parts of the world, with various forms and functions. Within DIVERSIFOOD, a mapping and a survey on community seed banks in Europe have been carried out, comparing their history, objectives and structures. Find out more
Qu’entendons-nous par diversité alimentaire ? Neuf concepts clés ont été dé- veloppés par tous les partenaires de DIVERSIFOOD. Ces dé nitions intègrent des notions pratiques et théoriques, ainsi que des perspectives en sciences na- turelles et sociales.