Intercropping is an ancient agricultural technique where two or more plant species are grown simultaneously in the same field. This method of farming can increase crop yields, reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers, improve soil health and increase biodiversity. Despite its environmental and economic benefits, intercropping is still a niche practice in the EU. The LEGUMINOSE project wants to change that by establishing intercropping as a climate-smart farming practice.
ESCI's role in the project:
ESCI leads the communication, dissemination, and engagement activities. This includes identifying the communication needs of specific audiences and developing appropriate communication and dissemination tools to raise awareness for the goals and results of the LEGUMINOSE project and the practise of intercropping in general.