Innovation Factsheet #4
Underutilised Crops

Of a total of 250,000 identified plant species, 7,000 have been used in agriculture throughout human history. However, currently, 60% of total worldwide caloric input comes from just three plants: rice, wheat and maize. DIVERSIFOOD is focusing on the bulk of the 7,000 forgotten plant species that fall into the category of Underutilised Crops.


Innovation Factsheet #5
Rivet Wheat

During the 20th century, landraces of various wheat forms were gradually substituted by standardized pure lines of soft and durum wheat. In that context, Rivet wheat case illustrates the contemporary resurgence of forgotten crops in organic farming.


Innovation Factsheet #2
Variétés et Populations FRENCH

Les agriculteurs impliqués dans la sélection participative à la ferme (SP) utilisent divers types de populations / variétés pour diversifier leurs stratégies agricoles et leurs produits. Le type de population varie selon les objectifs de sélection des agriculteurs et le système de reproduction de l’espèce cultivée.