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Silvoarable agroforestry for europe

Objective

The SAFE project aims to allow Europe to take advantage of silvoarable agro forestry systems that are currently prevented due to policy maladjustment. The introduction of wide-spaced high-quality trees in European farmland will be modelled at the plot, farm, and regional scale. The project builds on accumulated evidence that mixtures of trees and crops are environmentally efficient and will provide high quality timber resources, while improving the amenity value of agricultural landscapes. The project brings together field experimenters, modellers of tree-crop interactions and end-users in the farm and forest sectors. A biophysical model will be linked with an economic model for long-term evaluation. The final deliverable of the project will be an 'Agro forestry Policy Options' document allowing the EU to frame new agro forestry regulations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
France

Participants (8)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
ASSEMBLEE PERMANENTE DES CHAMBRES D'AGRICULTURE
France
Address
Avenue Georges V, 9
75008 Paris
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address

MK45 4DT Silsoe,bedford
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATION FOR AGROECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE
Switzerland
Address
Reckenholzstrasse 191
8046 Zurich
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Hill Of Brathens
AB31 4BW Banchory(kincardinshire)
UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Elvas S/n
06071 Badajoz
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Clarendon Way
LS2 9JT Leeds
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Arboretumlaan 4
6703 BD Wageningen