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The French Agroforestry Development Plan, running from 2015 to 2020, was set up by the French Government and coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, to develop and manage all agroforestry systems within the national territory. On July 9th, 2020, it has been evaluated.


On September 4th 2020, deputy Peter Drenth has given the go-ahead to the Agroforestry Network Gelderland. It is a new provincial network like already is existing in the province of Brabant (100 farmers connected).


As trees are at the core of agroforestry systems and practices, European institutions must encourage and support any effort to invest in agroforestry strategies so that agroforestry can rise a leader role in providing agricultural solutions but also in improving the environment as well as human health and wellbeing.


As agroforestry is nothing without trees and agriculture… EURAF is empty without its members!

This is why we have decided to meet with Ilze SILAMIKELE from the Latvian Ministry of agriculture and Anna PANOZZO, PhD student in Crop Science at the University of Padua in Italy.


Will farmers lose their "area-based" payments if they plant agroforestry?

What about existing trees on farms - is the crown area of these deducted from payments?

What difference does it make if the trees are marked as "Landscape Features" in IACS/LPIS?


The “European Green Deal” promised us a new “New Forest Strategy” to replace the old "New Forest Strategy" from 2013. But let's be honest: these Strategies have done little to promote the uptake of agroforestry by Member States over the past 25 years. We have some idea is to ensure that this time will be different.


For agroforesters, Christmas came early last year!  On 11th December, the European Green Deal was published. This overarching document guides European policy for the next 7 years and recognises the strategic importance of agroforestry! Read on to discover how that has permeated the top thinking at the Commission.


We have prepared not one, not two, but 12 fantastic policy briefs to help you get to grips with agroforestry's potential and to help you embed it in your national or European policies and farming systems.


Forest grazing activities are usually recognized as historical former land use or new silvopastoral grazing experiments. This freshly published paper shows the importance of collaborating with holders of local and traditional knowledge in order to gain a better understanding of the effects of livestock grazing on vegetation in temperate forests in Hungary. 



Malyn Forestry College, located, in the northern part of Ukraine, is establishing various agroforestry plantations since the landmark International Scientific and Practical Conference "Forest Restoration and Agroforestry in Ukraine: Origins, Current Status and Prospects in the Anthropocene", which was held on November 7-9, 2019 in National University of Live and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv).


In Ireland, the new Government recognises agroforestry, amongst others, as an innovative way !


Agroforestry has a fantastic potential which is still not really understood by too many in the policy-making or agricultural communities. Here’s what we propose to do to change that!

Alexa Varah and pan traps at Whitehall Farm, Cambridgeshire

Agroforestry plots had twice as many solitary bees and hoverflies, and in arable systems 2.4 times more bumblebees, than monocrop plots. 


The national delegates elected for the EURAF Executive Committee is Mette Kronborg and Sybille Kyed.


The purpose of the webinar was not just an introduction to Agroforestry but also a way to spread interest in the topic amongst our audience mainly made
of university students. 


Because of Corona a lot of students could not have their practical work period in companies. We took advantage of this; together with five students groups we have started investigations:

"Andrà tutto bene" by Pietro, four years old

We decided to postpone the EURAF2020 conference. It was no longer conceivable to have it in May, in Italy. Cases of infected people would start appearing in other countries as well, some weeks later.


Tree crop landscapes are known for having high potential as a sustainable alternative for the current landuse. Much can be learnt of the history of tree crop landscapes, their evolution as well as the driving forces behind.


atarina Holmdahl and Mauricio Sagastuy replace Elsa Lagerquist who has been a valued member of the committee for the last two years.

Dehesa landscapes like in Extremadura (Spain) are considered one of the best-known examples of Mediterranean agroforestry systems. Photo: Lukas Flinzberger

The Mediterranean region was put in focus because of its diverse, widespread, and culturally important types of food, coming from agroforestry. Therefore, Lukas Flinzberger, Yves Zinngrebe and Tobias Plieninger invited more than 20 agroforestry and labelling experts to a three-round Delphi study to evaluate chances and barriers for labelling of Mediterranean agroforestry products, considering the UN-Sustainable Development Goals.