ReMIX – Redesigning European cropping systems based on species MIXtures

ReMIX exploits the benefits of species mixtures to design more diversified and resilient agro-ecological arable systems. Based on a multi-actor approach, ReMIX tackles practical questions and co-designs ready-to-use practical solutions for organic and conventional agriculture. ReMIX will contribute to the adoption of productive and resilient agricultural systems. ReMIX is coordinated by INRA and has 26 partners, including one from China. It is funded by Horizon 2020.

ReMIX objectives:

  • Overcome barriers to stimulate the adoption of species mixtures by farmers and in agri-food chains
  • Unravel mechanisms of plant-plant interactions to maximize resource use efficiency
  • Determine the role of species mixtures in controlling diseases, pests and weeds and preventing yield damages
  • Demonstrate the role of species mixtures in improving ecosystem services and developing resilience to biotic stress
  • Identify key traits and create novel breeding and phenotyping methods and tools
  • Generate novel breeding material for grain legume / cereal mixtures
  • Develop generic rules for combining species for efficient and profitable production using process-based simulation models
  • Develop new management techniques to optimise species mixtures performance
  • Optimise settings for agricultural machinery for harvesting and grain separation
  • Develop a toolbox, a serious game and technical booklets for farmers and advisors

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Administrative coordination

Jean-Noël Aubertot, INRA, jean-noel.aubertot(at)

Scientific coordination

Eric Justes, CIRAD, eric.justes(at)

Project duration

01 May 2017 to 30 April 2021

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