INRAE, a partner in the Transition project, has published its latest research on the potential of mixed fruit and vegetable systems to improve agricultural resilience. The study, carried out in the French Mediterranean region, looks at farmers’ perspectives through 18 semi-structured interviews.

They assessed the key factors contributing to the resilience of mixed fruit tree-vegetable systems: piloting and system structuring. Farmers use a variety of strategies, ranging from multi-dimensional approaches to a primary focus on ecological aspects. The main findings highlight the diversity of approaches that farmers are taking to build resilience and the unique identities of mixed fruit tree-vegetable systems.

Read it here.