Publications and Printed Products:
Agricultural product quality, Communications, Farm diversification, Indigenous species, Promotion
A special edition of the German NRN magazine LandInForm was produced. The free journal presented more than 15 reports about farms and food processors working with rarely used crops like flax, old cultivars of fruits, medical plants, spelt and other old grain cultivars, dyer's-weed, buckwheat, Jerusalem artichoke, soybean and lentil. Preservation of rarely used crops can only be successful in conjunction with identifying a market use for the crops. Thus food processors and marketing strategies are also presented. This is accompanied by some articles about regulations and supporting schemes.
& RDP Region(s)
The main purpose was to inform farmers and food processors of the opportunities to diversify into rarely used crops and the potential markets available for them. It was hoped this would encourage uptake, increase markets available to individual farmers and land managers and so support the sustainability of their farms. The magazine also aimed to inform the general public and raise awareness of these traditional and rare crops to support the development of market demand.
The journal is in German, has 64 pages and is free of charge. Free download is also available at https://www.netzwerk-laendlicher-raum.de/service/publikationen/landinform-spezial/kulturpflanzen/
€10 000 to €24 999
DVS (National Contact Point)
Distribution & Promotion
10 000 copies were printed and circulated. It was distributed to all subscribers of the periodical, relevant actors of the national network and during German NRN events.
Name of organisation
German NRN - Deutsche Vernetzungsstelle Ländliche Räume
National Rural Network
Name of contact person
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
Deichmanns Aue 29
+49 (0)228 6845-3841