Case study 25: France: Enhancing crop diversification of vegetable food chains in the Roussillon area through joined actions from farms to market

Cluster 5: Diversification of vegetable cropping systems

The Roussillon region is focused on both local value chains and export-oriented vegetable production to Northern Europe and faces therefore economic, technical and logistic challenges. Diversification was identified as a technical solution to consolidate production in the region, for instance, to deal with sanitary problems due to monocropping tendency, and as a economic opportunity.