4 January 2018

Agroforestry at the Oxford Real Farming Conference

The Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place in the UK in the first week of January. This year it hosted a question and answer session with Michael Gove, the UK Minister of State for Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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29 November 2017

Agroforestry at the European Parliament

Over 80 people from across Europe met in the European Parliament to discuss how to mainstream agroforestry in practice and through policy initiatives.

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24 November 2017

On-line fodder tree database

Boki Luske and colleagues at the Louis Bolk Institute, working with researchers across the AGFORWARD project, have updated the “Online fodder tree database for Europe” (Luske et al., 2017).

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16-17 November 2017

Agroforestry Conference in Sweden

About 200 people attended the 2017 Agroforestry Conference at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science at Alnarp in Sweden. This was a well-organised and interactive conference and the delegates came from a wide-range of sectors and countries.

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23 June 2017

Practical Agroforestry in the UK and Ireland

Immediately after the Agroforestry 2017 Conference, Cranfield University also hosted the UK Farm Woodland Forum meeting which focused on “Practical Agroforestry in the UK and Ireland”.

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22 June 2017

UK Agroforestry 2017 Conference at Cranfield University

Over 250 delegates attended the successful “Agroforestry 2017” conference organised by the Woodland Trust, the Soil Association and the Royal Forestry Society, with support from the AGFORWARD project, at Cranfield University in the UK on 22 June 2017.

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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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