Coordination board

Diverfarming is made up of a large team of participants, who coordinate according to the following hierarchy



  • CS: Case study
  • LTP: Long-term plot
  • Com Pract: Communities of Practitioners


  • UPCT: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
  • CREA: Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l’Analisi dell’Economia Agraria
  • CSIC: Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • UTu: Universita degli Studi della Tuscia
  • ASAJ: Asociación Regional de Empresas Agrícolas y Ganaderas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia
  • CCP: Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro Società Agricola cooperativa
  • GA: Arento Grupo Cooperativo Agroalimentario de Aragón
  • Bar: Barilla G.E.R. Fratelli SPA
  • DML: Disfrimur Logistica SL
  • UCO: Universidad de Córdoba
  • WU: Wageningen University
  • NBT: Firma Nieuw Bromo van Tilburg
  • InDa: Industrias David S.L.U
  • UPO: University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation
  • UT: Universität Trier
  • ETH: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • WDF: Weingut Dr. Frey
  • DLR: Dienstleistungszentrum ländlicher Raum Rheinhessen - Nahe - Hunsrück
  • UP: Pecsi Tudomanyegyetem
  • NMT: Nedel-Market Kft
  • Luke: Luonnonvarakeskus
  • PK: Paavolan kotijuustola
  • PJ: Polven juustola
  • Exe: University of Exeter
  • EL: Ekoboerderij de Lingehof

Advisory board

This group of experts will ensure the correct development of the project and set the future guidelines to be followed.

Prof. Dr. Michael Schloter

Prof. Dr. Michael Schloter

Head of the Research Unit Terrestrial Ecogenetics. Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany

  • Representative of the scientific community related to ecosystem services
  • schloter@helmholtz-munchen-de
  • 0049 8931 872 304

MS is heading the institute for "Comparative Microbiome Analysis" at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and holding a professorship for microbiology at the Technical University of Munich. His main reserch interests are microbiomes in various environments, their major functional traits and their interactions with hosts.

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Banterle

Prof. Dr. Alessandro Banterle

Department of Environmental Science and Policy. University of Milan, Italy

  • Representative of the scientific community related to value chain and socioeconomic impact
  • 0039 0250 316 482

Alessandro Banterle is Full Professor of Food Economics and Policy at University of Milan. He is the Head of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal ‘Agricultural and Food Economics’ published by Springer Open. He has more than 25 years of experience in agri-food economics research. His main research topics are: food supply chain analysis, food policy, consumer behaviour, sustainability , marketing of SMEs, and competitiveness.

Dr. Berta de los Santos García de Paredes

Dr. Berta de los Santos García de Paredes

Coordinator of the area "Sustainable Vegetal Production". IFAPA (CAPDER, Junta de Andalucía), Spain

  • Representative of governmental authority in charge of the agricultural value chain, in close contact with policy makers
  • 0034 671 532 866

PhD in Biological Sciences, tenured researcher and coordinator of the Sustainable Plant Protection Area of IFAPA. Specialist in plant pathology (fungi). Work of: analysis of alternatives to the use of chemical products in agriculture, as well as a rational and integrated use of them; biocontrol and resistance, mainly in red fruits

Nicolas Ferenczi

Nicolas Ferenczi


  • Representative of the agricultural and agro-industrial community
  • 0033 1 44 31 10 97

With a dual background in Agriculture and Business Administration, Nicolas Ferenczi is in charge of economics and international affairs at AGPB, the organization representing 100,000 French professional cereal growers. He began his career focusing on rural development in Africa, and then served in several agronomy and business development positions with fertilizer and plant protection companies in Europe. His areas of expertise include agricultural production and R&D, cereal markets as well as agricultural policies.

Birgitta Vainio-Mattila

Birgitta Vainio-Mattila

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Government of Finland

  • Representative of governmental authority in charge of the agricultural value chain, in close contact with policy makers
  • 00358 40 508 3437

I work as a Ministerial Adviser at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland. I have studied agricultural policy at the University of Helsinki. In my present work I promote sustainable food system in its many different dimensions. I work mainly with questions related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, bio- and circular economy, air quality and sustaunable consumtion from the agricultural and food production point of view.

Know us

Coordination task Economic and value chain analysis
Economic assessment of crop diversification Crop yield in crop diversification
Communication tasks in crop diversification Machinery prototype for crop diversification
Crop diversification in Horticulture Crop diversification in Italy (I)
Crop diversification in mandarin trees Crop diversification in Germany
Crop diversification in Netherlands Crop diversification in Italy (II)
Crop diversification in Hungary