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AGFORWARD

Objective

Agroforestry is the practice of deliberately integrating woody vegetation (trees or shrubs) with crop and/or animal systems to benefit from the resulting ecological and economic interactions. AGFORWARD (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development) is a four-year project, developed by 23 organisations at the forefront of agroforestry research, practice and promotion in Europe, with the goal of promoting appropriate agroforestry practices that advance sustainable rural development. The project will i) increase our understanding of existing, and new extensive and intensive agroforestry systems in Europe; ii) identify, develop and demonstrate innovations to improve the ecosystem service benefits and viability of agroforestry systems in Europe using participatory research, iii) develop better adapted designs and practices for the different soil and climatic conditions of Europe, and iv) promote the wide adoption of sustainable agroforestry systems.
Successful and sustainable agroforestry practices are best developed by farmers and land owners working in partnership with researchers, extension staff, and other rural businesses. AGFORWARD will facilitate 33 participative agroforestry research and development stakeholder groups to improve the resilience of i) existing agroforestry systems of high nature and cultural value such as the dehesa and montado; and ii) olive, traditional orchard, and other high value tree systems, and the sustainability of iii) arable and iv) livestock systems with the integration of trees. Using existing bio-economic models, AGFORWARD will evaluate and adapt the innovations to improve the delivery of positive ecosystem services and business profitability at farm- and landscape-scales across Europe. By using and developing existing European fora, such as the European Agroforestry Federation, AGFORWARD will implement an informative and effective promotion programme to benefit the European economy, environment and society.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 890 527
Administrative Contact
Zoe Janes (Mrs.)

Participants (27)

VENETO AGRICOLTURA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Viale Dell Universita 14
35020 Legnaro Pd
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerio Bondesan (Dr.)
BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 361 374
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Hoffmann (Dr.)
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 359 223
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Leena Salminen (Ms.)
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 144 591
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrien Guichaoua (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 688
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martín Cacheiro Martínez (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 268 190
Address
3 Klm Palaias Ethnikis Odou Lamias Athinon
35100 Lamia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anastasia Pantera (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 422 152
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Dupraz (Dr.)
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 316 513
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jo Smith (Dr.)
BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG
Germany
Address
Platz Der Deutschen Einheit 1
03046 Cottbus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Hoffmann (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 552
Address
Avenida De Elvas Sn
06006 Badajoz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luciano Cordero Saavedra (Dr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 409 852
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joao Palma (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 317 340
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bjarne Ploumark (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 405 857
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Felix Herzog (Dr.)
WERKGROEP VOOR EEN RECHTVAARDIGE ENVERANTWOORDE LANDBOUW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 41 075
Address
Edinburgstraat 26
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jeroen Watte (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 202 487
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inge Harbo (Ms.)
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 812
Address
Newforge Lane 18A
BT9 5PX Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jim Mcadam (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 94 214
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adolfo Rosati (Dr.)
STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 176 892
Address
Kosterijland 3
3981 AJ Bunnik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monique Bestman (Mrs.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 140 210
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amgelo Massacci (Mr.)
SOPRONI EGYETEM KOOPERACIOS KUTATASI KOZPONT NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 94 092
Address
Bajcsy Zs Utca 4
9400 Sopron
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Vityi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 81 136
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Rakosy (Prof.)
AGENZIA VENETA PER L'INNOVAZIONE NEL SETTORE PRIMARIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 611
Address
Viale Dell Universita 14
35020 Legnaro
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerio Bondesan (Dr.)
AGROOF
France
EU contribution
€ 176 000
Address
19 Rue Du Luxembourg
30140 Anduze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yolande Lyfoung
ASSEMBLEE PERMANENTE DES CHAMBRES D'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 52 719
Address
Avenue George V 9
75008 Paris 8
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Dran
ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE D AGROFORESTERIE, DES RACINES ET DES CIMES
France
EU contribution
€ 52 176
Address
2 Pl Pierre Viala Inra Umr System Bt 27
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pierre Labant
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 82 000
Address
United Nations Avenue Gigiri
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Omollo (Mrs.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE D'AGROFORESTERIE (EURAF) ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 150 483
Address
Rue Pages 14
34070 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Christian Dupraz (Dr.)