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This Policy Briefing pulls together mentions of agroforestry in the CAP Strategic Plan Regulation and the CAP Horizontal Regulation - more will be added on the Delegated Acts when these become available.


If climate action fails, the EU will succumb to economic breakdown of supply chains and migratory pressures. To avoid this, the bloc must advance climate justice and restore trust between developed and developing economies. 

Robinia - "Tree of the Year 2020" - may no longer be planted in Germany - one of the agroforestry tree species that would have had a bright future in the climate crisis.

German Bundesrat agrees on agroforestry in Germany. But, besides prominent consideration of agroforestry in the new EC CAP, mentioning in the Green Deal, the Biodiversity Strategy, the Farm-to-Fork strategy a.s.o., German politics does not dare to come out of hiding.


In this article we would like to briefly synthetize what has been highlighted by the assessment of eco-schemes from the 21 European Member States.


On December 6, the Agroforestry Network Netherlands presented itself during an online event with a program full of interactive workshops and fascinating speakers.


Warning: what follows is about obscure bureaucratic battles. That may seem extraordinarily boring, but it is exactly the field of battle on which the future of this planet will be won - or lost.


EURAF is hiring a Secretary General!


The Slovak Research and Development Agency financially supported the first agroforestry project entitled Research possibilities of the utilisation of black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) and chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) from a production-ecological aspect in agroforestry systems in Slovakia.


The EURAF Board welcomes the newly elected national delegate from Slovakia. Dr. Michal Pástor, researcher from the National Forest Centre and member of the Executive committee of the Slovak Agroforestry Association, will represent agroforestry in Slovakia within EURAF.  


Huge and violent wildfire this summer in Sardinia, spread throughout 10 municipalities over more than 20,000 hectares, in the Montiferru region, on 24-26 July 2021.


A fantastic opportunity to share your agroforestry knowledge with the World – make sure to hand in an abstract in time.


You are welcome to submit your abstract for the 6th European Agroforestry Conference, EURAF2022, “Agroforestry for the Green Deal transition. Research and innovation towards the sustainable development of agriculture and forestry” in Nuoro, Italy on May 16-20, 2022. 


The Commission has published its huge legislative package on how to meet the revised target of a 55% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.  Agroforestry gets significant mentions in the new Forest Strategy and in the revised LULUCF Regulation.


EURAF contributed to the 2021 North American Agroforestry Conference with a Briefing titled "EU Agroforestry Policy 11".  This gives a short overview of the status of policy discussions in the European Union.


Cédric Coutellier is a vanilla expert on the Guadeloupean agricultural landscape and he is taking part in an unprecedented dynamic: developing farming in the forest.


For the first time, the English-language course "Agroforestry systems, practices, technologies", was developed for students majoring in forestry in the master’s program "Forest Management in Eastern Europe".


During the last years several research projects by Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava” have been initiated indirectly aimed to estimate benefits of agroforestry systems in hemiboreal Latvia, especially in the context of climate change mitigation and bioeconomy.



Van Hall Larenstein university is offering 6 fellowships to join the Master Agricultural production Chain Management with the specialisation Agroforestry Value Chains, next school year (Fall 2021).


The French Agroforestry Mixed Technological Network (RMT AgroforesterieS) running from 2014 to 2019 is reborn for a new five years period (2021-2025). 





Patrick Van Damme, a professor of tropical agronomy at Ghent University beloved by my Belgian colleagues at ICRAF,  has become the first ever foreign national to be named Dean of a faculty at CZU, the Czech University of Life Sciences.