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. Herdade do Freixo do Meio is a vibrant 420 ha montado farm enterprise producing a range of crop, livestock and tree products, some of which are directly marketed in a farm shop in Lisbon. Our host was Alfredo Cunhal Sendim. The activities and outputs of the farm were described at the European Agroforestry Conference in 2014 and a recent EURAF newsletter.

The logistics for the meeting was arranged by João Palma and colleagues from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia at the University of Lisbon. In total about 60 AGFORWARD researchers attended the three day meeting with workshops ranging from agroforestry innovations to agroforestry economic modelling and policy development. The assembly was a working meeting with the participants from 14 countries collaborating to complete various milestones and deliverables that contribute to the overall project aim of promoting agroforestry in Europe.


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