Final report of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Climate-smart (sub)tropical food crops in the EU
This EIP-AGRI Focus Group worked together (virtually) throughout 2020. Looking at the outermost regions of Europe and continental Europe, the focus was on how to promote (sub)tropical crop diversification and integrated crop-livestock production systems in order to make them economically viable and more resilient to climate-change. In the final report, detailed examples are given to illustrate farming practices that increase the sustainability and resilience of farming systems, including agro-ecology, agroforestry and mixed crop-livestock production systems. The report also looks at knowledge gaps such as eco-efficiency of traditional systems and the need to explore value chains and local processing facilities. Download the report.