17-18 May 2017

AGFORWARD Fourth General Assembly in Portugal

AGFORWARD held a successful Fourth General Assembly at Herdade do Freixo do Meio near Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal between 17 and 19 May 2017.


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4 April 2017

Agroforestry in the UK

Paul Burgess has produced a brief article on “Agroforestry in the UK” for the quarterly journal of the Royal Forestry Society. The article highlights the forthcoming UK Agroforestry Conference at Cranfield University on 22 June 2017, which will be followed by a workshop entitled Practical Agroforestry in the British Isles on 23 June 2017. The article explains why agroforestry in the UK is important, topical, how it is being used to market food products, improve productivity, address climate-change and flood management, and how it depends on dynamic farmers and foresters.

Burgess, P.J. (2017). Agroforestry in the UK. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Forestry Society 111(2): 111-116.

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26 March 2017

New papers describing the ecosystem services of agroforestry

Three papers have been published, with the support of the AGFORWARD project, describing new assessments of the ecosystem services of selected agroforestry practices in Europe.

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22 March 2017

New paper on extent of agroforestry in EU

On 22 March 2017, a paper led by Michael den Herder on the “current extent and stratification of agroforestry in the European Union” became available on-line as it was published by a Journal called “Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment”.

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21-22 March 2017

Second Meeting of the EIP European Focus Group on Agroforestry

The second and final meeting of the EIP-Agri European Focus Group on Agroforestry took place in Portogruaro in the Veneto region of Italy on 21-22 March 2017.

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20 March 2017

Agroforestry in Northern Italy

Valerio Bondesan and Cristina dalla Valle of Veneto Agricoltura in Northern Italy hosted a visit by Paul Burgess on 20 March 2017.


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2 February 2017

Agroforestry at Organic Producers’ Conference

Agroforestry was the focus of a session at the 11th Organic Producers’ Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK on 2 February 2017. The title for the conference was “Rising to the challenge: Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future”.

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1 December 2016

Diversified fodder for dairy cows at Lusignan in France

The INRA Lusignan Experimental Centre in Western France is leading research on the use of alternative fodder for dairy cows.

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30 November – 1 December 2016

First Meeting of the EIP European Focus Group on Agroforestry.

EIP-Agri is an initiative that seeks to boost innovation in European agriculture and forestry. On 30 November and 1 December 2016, a new EIP-Agri Focus Group on Agroforestry held its first meeting at Melle in Western France.

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