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Agroforestry Innovation Networks (AFINET)

Objective

Agroforestry (AF) 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. Research activities developed by AFINET partners indicates that appropriate application of AF principles and practices is a key avenue to help the European Union to achieve more sustainable methods of food and fibre production, producing both profits for farmers and environmental benefits. However up to now exists a lack of AF knowledge among end-users that prevent the correct implementation of these practices.
In this sense AFINET will act at EU level in order to take up research results into agricultural practice, improving knowledge exchange between scientists and practitioners on AF activities, with a special focus on silvoarable and silvopastoral systems design, management, and production and profitability. To achieve this objective AFINET consortium proposes an innovative methodology based on: (i) The creation of a EU reservoir of scientific and practical knowledge of AF with an end-user-friendly access (the “Knowledge Cloud”). (ii) The creation of a European Interregional network (composed of “Regional Agroforestry Innovation Networks” - RAINs) considering a multi-actor approach (including farmers, policy makers, advisory services, extension services, etc.), and articulated through the figure of the “Innovation Broker”. These RAINs groups will be interconnected in nine strategic regions of Europe from Spain, UK, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Poland, France and Finland, representing different climatic, geographical, social, and cultural conditions at European level.
In addition, to create a greater user acceptance of the collected solutions and an intensive dissemination to end-users, AFINET will be linked to other networks, initiatives and policy instruments at regional, national and European level with a specific focus on the EIP-AGRI implementation.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2016-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Net EU contribution
€ 315 021,25
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (12)

PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 134 925,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Trent Lodge
GL7 6JN Cirencester
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Gloucestershire
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 157 062,50
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 256 031,25
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
INSTYTUT UPRAWY NAWOZENIA I GLEBOZNAWSTWA, PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 119 250,00
Address
Czartoryskich 8
24 100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 159 047,50
Address
Ieperseweg 87
8800 Rumbeke Roselare
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Roeselare
SOPRONI EGYETEM KOOPERACIOS KUTATASI KOZPONT NONPROFIT KFT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 128 500,00
Address
Bajcsy Zs Utca 4
9400 Sopron
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Dunántúl Nyugat-Dunántúl Győr-Moson-Sopron
 
ABACUS AGRICULTURE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 80 950,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
11 Longmead
GU1 2HN Guildford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
 
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 129 562,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE D'AGROFORESTERIE (EURAF) ASSOCIATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 109 125,00
Address
Rue Pages 14
34070 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE D AGROFORESTERIE, DES RACINES ET DES CIMES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 151 825,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
2 Pl Pierre Viala Inra Umr System Bt 27
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION EMPRESA UNIVERSIDAD GALLEGA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 105 812,50
Address
Rua Lope Gomez De Marzoa Campus Universitario Sur
15705 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 152 875,00
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala