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The 5th AFINET consortium meeting took place in Auch (France), from 27th to 30th November. Partners from the nine participating countries got together discuss how to broaden the impact of AFINET, involve the stakeholders and enhance agroforestry innovations in Europe, as well as to update the evaluation of the project and foresee future actions for the following and final year. 


Around 80 people attended the workshop and considered it a milestone in European agroforestry.


Subjects covered included starting a firewood business from coppicing field boundary hedges; plans for a diverse agroforestry system that will supply raw materials for cosmetics and an agroforestry nut tree nursery.


Participants at the meeting demonstrated to strongly believe in developing synergies among them and the feeling of cooperation is growing up with the aim to face the challenges to adopt new land use approach.


About 35 representatives of the Galician agroforestry sector, including farmers, researchers, producers associations and representatives of the regional Government, Xunta de Galicia, met for the third meeting of the AFINET RAIN, where they discussed and shared technical, economic or political innovations which promote agroforestry management in Galician forests and soils.

Photo: Josep Crous Duran

Quinta do Mocho, Várzea, in Santarém, Portugal, welcomed “AGROGLOBAL”, an event aimed at the promotion of agriculture related businesses, from the 5th to the 7th of September.

Foto: Ana Tomás

Around 30 people attended the meeting, which took place in EDIA’s headquarters in Beja, Portugal.


Members of the Finnish Agroforestry Innovation Network met to see how landscape and forest management can be combined with sheep herding.


The group discussed how to develop agroforestry in Poland in the context of national legislative acts and regulations and how include it in quality assessment systems with possible use of existing procedures and systems e.g. those existing within organic agriculture framework.


On 2nd of June, the stakeholders took part in the celebration of shepherds and wood pasture in Olaszfalu, a small village near the lake Balaton. On 23rd of June Balázs Kulcsár, organic producer, received the members of the network at “Valaha Tanya”, Vértesacsa, a small village near to Budapest.