1 March 2018

The Final Report on the AGFORWARD project covering the period January 2014 to December 2017 was submitted to the European Commission on 28 February 2018.

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1 March 2018

The Third Periodic Report on the AGFORWARD project covering the period July 2016 to December 2017 was submitted to the European Commission on 1 March 2018.

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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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31 August to 2 September 2017

Agroforestry at 15th International Conference of Environmental Science and Technology

A special session on agroforestry was organised at the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Rhodes, Greece, from 31 August to 2 September 2017.

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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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22 March 2017

New paper on extent of agroforestry in EU

On 22 March 2017, a paper led by Michael den Herder on the “current extent and stratification of agroforestry in the European Union” became available on-line as it was published by a Journal called “Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment”.

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21-22 March 2017

Second Meeting of the EIP European Focus Group on Agroforestry

The second and final meeting of the EIP-Agri European Focus Group on Agroforestry took place in Portogruaro in the Veneto region of Italy on 21-22 March 2017.

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20 March 2017

Agroforestry in Northern Italy

Valerio Bondesan and Cristina dalla Valle of Veneto Agricoltura in Northern Italy hosted a visit by Paul Burgess on 20 March 2017.


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2 February 2017

Agroforestry at Organic Producers’ Conference

Agroforestry was the focus of a session at the 11th Organic Producers’ Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham in the UK on 2 February 2017. The title for the conference was “Rising to the challenge: Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future”.

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1 December 2016

Diversified fodder for dairy cows at Lusignan in France

The INRA Lusignan Experimental Centre in Western France is leading research on the use of alternative fodder for dairy cows.

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30 November – 1 December 2016

First Meeting of the EIP European Focus Group on Agroforestry.

EIP-Agri is an initiative that seeks to boost innovation in European agriculture and forestry. On 30 November and 1 December 2016, a new EIP-Agri Focus Group on Agroforestry held its first meeting at Melle in Western France.

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