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Photo by: Gabriela Brändle, Agroscope

Agroforestry systems on this 9% of agricultural land could mitigate up to 43% of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in Europe it is stated in a media release of Felix Herzog (Swiss sub delegate) and Sonja Kay (EURAF member).

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Greek EURAF members published a paper on Agroforestry Systems journal.

Martin in his element on the plot combine at Wakelyns

His revolutionary challenge to conventional farming systems was backed up by practical, yet rigorous research and enthusiastic persuasiveness. His inspiration for greater diversity in the way we produce our food will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.


A substantial part of the review paper is devoted to identifying research needs, such as investigating how the context, design and management of silvoarable systems influences pest control and pollination. In addition, more research is needed to investigate the outcome on ecosystem functions and services, such as predation rates, pest damage and crop pollination, and to evaluate how this could affect profitability and resilience.


EURAF was represented by Adolfo Rosati (Deputy National Delegate for Italy), Rico Hübner (EURAF Deputy Secretary) and Nuria Ferreiro-Domínguez (National Delegate for Spain).

Leo Murphy (land wwner), Professor Jim McAdam (EURAF's sub delegate and Professor), Andrew Doyle (Minister of State), Eugene Curran (EURAF's national delegate).

Irish minister participed in farm Open Day that was very well attended. Those present heard both from the owner, his forester and the Department on how best to consider an agri-forestry project. They also heard about the additional benefits of agro-forestry landscape enhancement, animal welfare, improved biodiversity, land drainage, positives for water quality, and timber production potential.


The authors are leading researchers and practitioners with decades of experience in agroforestry from the UK and around the world.


EURAF's president Patrick Worms is one of the interviewed in this article about Herdade do Freixo do Meio, in Portugal, where the owner started almost 30 years ago a new way of land managing. “It offers resilience against fires and global heating and it soaks up the carbon,” Alfredo Sendim says.


On the 5th and 6th June, 50 delegates attended the annual meeting of the UK's agroforestry association, the Farm Woodland Forum. The first day was packed full of interesting presentations covering a wide range of topics on the theme of 'Integrating Farming and Forestry'. On the second day, delegates visited two contrasting farms.


A short document summarising what we know and don’t know about the next CAP has been produced by EURAF.  It is available online and open for comments.


Association aims to promote the implementation of agroforestry systems as a sustainable land use system. 


Over 1300 participants from over 100 countries were in France for the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry. Read how did it go for some EURAF members and national delegates.


Rico Hübner, PhD in Agricultural Economics, has his research background in sustainable agriculture, renewable energies and agricultural policy.


During these events there was the opportunity to increase contacts with several organizations, in order to make them aware of EURAF activities and membership opportunities.


Combined effects are only rarely considered, resulting in a lack of integrated quantification. Here we assess the effect of rows of walnut trees (Juglans regia L.) on soil organic carbon (SOC), soil nutrient status, the presence of potentially beneficial ground-dwelling arthropods and on the yield and quality of neighboring arable crops.


Miroslav Toman was addressing the journalists in a press conference of the National Draught Coalition, broadcasted by the Czech television.


The event will showcase concrete agroforestry initiatives from across the 5 continents, sharing ideas with farmers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, local cooperatives and researchers.


Forests and other wooded land cover about 40% of the European Union territory, and the forest sector provides more than 3.5 million jobs in the EU. 


About 40 interested people attended this open field visit, ranging from farmers, neighbours and local authorities to policy advisors and teachers. Local press also reported about this regional event.


Fire Flocks brings together all public and private agents interested in the continuity of silvopastoralism, by aligning their various needs, and articulating a production and consumption chain of food products from herds with the added value of decreasing fire risk in woodlands.