Improvement of the Hi-sAFe model
Hi-sAFe is a mechanistic computer-based model, originally developed in the SAFE project, which can simulate tree and crop productivity in agroforestry systems in three dimensions. In the AGFORWARD project we are using Hi-sAFe to understand and describe agroforestry processes that occur in three-dimensions and small time-intervals. It is a much more detailed model than Yield-SAFE which assumes simple 2-D tree-crop arrangements and uses a daily time-step.
The report below from Christian Dupraz and a team at INRA describes some of the improvements made to Hi-sAFe during the initial years of the AGFORWARD project. This culminated in a workshop in Montpellier in May 2016.
Lecomte I, Dupraz C, Gosme M, Blitz C (2016). Improvement of the Hi-sAFe model. Milestone 30 (6.5) for EU FP7 Research Project: AGFORWARD 613520. (21 July 2016). 7 pp.