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Tree crop landscapes are known for having high potential as a sustainable alternative for the current landuse. Much can be learnt of the history of tree crop landscapes, their evolution as well as the driving forces behind.


atarina Holmdahl and Mauricio Sagastuy replace Elsa Lagerquist who has been a valued member of the committee for the last two years.

Dehesa landscapes like in Extremadura (Spain) are considered one of the best-known examples of Mediterranean agroforestry systems. Photo: Lukas Flinzberger

The Mediterranean region was put in focus because of its diverse, widespread, and culturally important types of food, coming from agroforestry. Therefore, Lukas Flinzberger, Yves Zinngrebe and Tobias Plieninger invited more than 20 agroforestry and labelling experts to a three-round Delphi study to evaluate chances and barriers for labelling of Mediterranean agroforestry products, considering the UN-Sustainable Development Goals.


Before we had viruses to make our lives hell, the world worried about forest fires. As we know, it turns out that the best way of avoiding most of them is to turn forests into silvopastoral systems, i.e. to graze livestock in them. 


One of the key tools to influence it in the agricultural sphere are the so-called CDGs, or civil dialogue groups, which many of you know through reports of the EURAF executive committee.


It was launched in Montpellier the IUAF, the International Union of Agroforestry. Its board, which includes three former or current EURAF presidents.


The meeting took place at Angered farm, a farm that the Land Management Administration lease from the Real Estate Office of Gothenburg City. Teaching activities within the green sector have been going on at the farm since 2018.


The book comprehensively analyses the current situation of agroforestry in Germany and provides ideas and impulses for an improvement of the framework conditions.


Together, we are hundreds of agroforestry scattered around Europe, and the more we share our ideas and energies, the more successful we will be.


As always, interest was high; there were over 100 participants, many of whom are farmers and multipliers.


The course in “Agroforestry Systems” will encourage students to analyze agroforestry systems by an ecosystem perspective taking into account the functionality, the complexity, the multiple interactions and the temporal dynamics of an ecosystem.


Familyrun 75-acre organic farm in the rural hills of central Italy is looking for help! Apply until January 31st, 2020.

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The Agroforestry Development Plan (2015-2020) is reaching is fifth year. Mr Christophe Pinard is policy officer for biodiversity and agroforestry at the French Ministry of Agriculture and agreed to give EURAF his opinion about this plan.


The workshop included both seminars and field trips, and covered the wide range of agroforestry systems we have in Sweden, from the household forest gardens to forest grazing and alley cropping systems on farm scale.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its final version of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land. The report focuses on the most relevant global developments in land use over time. 


Scientists, consultants and practitioners from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland discussed, in Germany, the latest trends and findings in agroforestry.


AFINET project, where EURAF is represented, is coming to an end. Partners gathered in Asse, Belgium, to plant the first trees.


With a total budget of 3,3 Million Euros and a 2,9 Million EU-contribution through the ENI CBC Med Programme, LIVINGAGRO project involves 6 organizations from 4 different countries.


The seminar was attended by about 80 participants including local agricultural and forestry experts, as well as farmers interested in this type of farming. Representatives from neighboring Slovakia were also present at the conference.