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AGFORWARD

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.
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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)

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VENETO AGRICOLTURA

Italy

BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 361 374

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 359 223

Association de Coordination Technique Agricole

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 591

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 688

TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 268 190

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 422 152

PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 316 513

BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS-SENFTENBERG

Germany

UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 301 552

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 409 852

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 317 340

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 405 857

WERKGROEP VOOR EEN RECHTVAARDIGE ENVERANTWOORDE LANDBOUW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 41 075

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 202 487

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 113 812

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 94 214

STICHTING LOUIS BOLK INSTITUUT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 176 892

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 140 210

SOPRONI EGYETEM KOOPERACIOS KUTATASI KOZPONT NONPROFIT KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 94 092

UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 81 136

AGENZIA VENETA PER L'INNOVAZIONE NEL SETTORE PRIMARIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 71 611

AGROOF

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 000

ASSEMBLEE PERMANENTE DES CHAMBRES D'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 52 719

ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE D AGROFORESTERIE, DES RACINES ET DES CIMES

France

EU Contribution

€ 52 176

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN AGROFORESTRY

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 82 000

EUROPEAN AGROFORESTRY FEDERATION ASSOCIATION*EURAFEUROPEAN AGROFORESTRY FEDERATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 150 483

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613520

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 009 806,24

  • EU contribution

    € 5 994 766

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom