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Barriers and Levers to Developing Wheat–Pea Intercropping in Europe: A Review

UMR Selmet, INRAE-ACT, 2 place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier, France
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Sustainability 2020, 12(17), 6962; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176962
Received: 30 July 2020 / Revised: 16 August 2020 / Accepted: 22 August 2020 / Published: 26 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Weed Control in the Agroecosystems)
Beyond the ecosystem benefits of diversification through wheat–pea intercropping, this review analyzes the barriers and levers to its adoption and diffusion. The present review shows that structuring the value chain around the products of this innovative cropping system faces a set of technical (i.e., varietal selection, phytosanitary issue control, crop management sequence, collection management, and storage), economic (i.e., cost, price, market opportunities, and contracting), and public policy (i.e., subsidies for ecosystem services provided by intercropping) obstacles that contribute to its slow adoption and dissemination in Europe. However, the value chain resulting from the wheat–pea intercropping system has levers to be exploited at all levels, particularly in terms of its competitive advantages, ecosystem benefits, and superior product quality. The results of this review help to identify priorities that actors of the value chain can address to better focus their efforts on significant problems and solutions that can accelerate the adoption and dissemination of this agroecological system. View Full-Text
Keywords: intercropping; wheat–pea; barriers; levers; agroecology; Europe intercropping; wheat–pea; barriers; levers; agroecology; Europe
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Mamine, F.; Farès, M. Barriers and Levers to Developing Wheat–Pea Intercropping in Europe: A Review. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6962.

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