Describing High Nature and Cultural Value Agroforestry Systems: A Summary

Ten stakeholder groups across Europe have produced system descriptions of the components, structure, ecosystem services, and economic value of selected agroforestry systems of high nature and cultural value. A synthesis of the reports is provided by Moreno et al (2016).

Moreno G, Aviron S, Berg S, Burgess PJ, Cáceres Y, Crous-Duran J, Faias SP, Firmino PN, Fotiadis G, Franca A, Garcia de Jalon S, Hartel T, Lind T, López Bernal A, Mantzanas K, Mirck J, Palma J, Pantera A, Paulo JA, Papadopoulos A, Papanastasis V, Papaspyropoulos K, Popa R, Porqueddu C, Rákosy L, Re GA, Sanna F, Thenail C, Tsonkova P, Valinger E, Varga A, Viaud V and Vityi A (2016). Agroforestry of High Nature and Cultural Value: Synthesis of System Descriptions. Deliverable 2.4 (2.1) for EU FP7 Research Project: AGFORWARD 613520. 23 pp

In the Mediterranean, the systems studied were dehesas in Spain (Moreno and Cáceres 2016), grazed oak woodlands in Sardinia (Sanna et al. 2016) and cork oak (Paulo et al. 2016) and Valonia oak (Papadopoulos et al. 2016) silvopastoral systems in Portugal and Greece respectively. Wood pastures systems in the UK (Lopez Bernal et al. 2016), Hungary (Vityi and Varga 2016), and Romania (Hartel et al. 2016) are also described. The system of reindeer husbandry in boreal forests is described by Valinger and Lind (2016). The last two systems are the bocage hedgerow agroforestry system in France (Aviron et al. 2016) and a hedgerow agroforestry in the Spreewald floodplain in Germany (Tsonkova and Mirck 2016).