Diversified crop production

Photo: ATB


Diversifying cropping systems for the One Health of soils, plants and humans; BiodivGesundheit: Diversifizierung von Pflanzenbausystemen für die gemeinsame Gesundheit von Böden, Pflanzen und Menschen
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie
Universität Potsdam
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)
Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Tierzucht und Tierhaltung e. V.
Landschaftspflegeverband Spree-Neiße e.V.

Allocated to research program
The diversification of crop production systems in combination with a reduction in the use of agrochemicals and an increase in landscape complexity has the potential to promote biodiversity at the field and landscape scale and to have a positive impact on human health. The DCropS4OneHealth project aims to identify causal relationships in the field of agrobiodiversity, derive recommendations and implement measures in practice. The following hypotheses will be tested along a causal chain: (1) Diversification of crop production systems increases biodiversity in the agricultural landscape in terms of soil and plant microbiome, vegetation and invertebrate fauna. (2) The increased diversity in crops, soil and plant microbiome, vegetation and invertebrate fauna has a positive impact on health-related properties of the food produced in terms of food microbiome and plant constituents. (3) These improved properties promote human health. The consortium brings together scientists from different disciplines and practitioners. In the first phase, a diversification concept is created with and for a large farm, the methodology is specified and a transfer concept is developed. In the second phase, the crop diversification measures will be implemented on the farm, a large-scale on-farm experiment will be set up and the hypotheses formulated above will be investigated. In exchange with relevant stakeholders, recommendations on beneficial diversification measures and on how to unlock the benefits for biodiversity and human health will be derived and possibilities for their implementation in practice will be identified.

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
Funding agency
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Grant agreement number
Funding framework
Erforschung der Zusammenhänge zwischen Biodiversität und menschlicher Gesundheit. Ein Beitrag zur Forschungsinitiative zum Erhalt der Artenvielfal


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