AGFORWARD Kick-Off Meeting
AGFORWARD, a new four-year European research project on agroforestry, will be working with farmers and land owners in 15 countries across Europe to identify how agroforestry practices – farming with trees – can create profitable, productive, and environmentally beneficial farming systems.
The findings will provide recommendations for farmers on best practice on farming with trees.
The results will also provide invaluable guidance as to how individual countries implement aspects of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, such as ecological focus areas and agri-environment measures.
EFI is responsible for inventorying and documenting existing agroforestry practices in Europe and contributes to the valuation of ecosystem service provisioning and the cost-benefit analysis of agroforestry practices. EFI is also involved in the policy analysis and dissemination activities.
Further information on EFI's work in the project is available from Michael den Herder, Michael.denHerder(at) efi.int and on the whole project from Paul Burgess, P.Burgess (at) cranfield.ac.uk.
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