News and Events

20-12-2018

Did you know that your favourite agroforestry federation took a star turn at the climate COP in Katowice, Poland? As EURAF President, Patrick organised an event together with GEF, the global environmental facility; CDLS, the Caux dialogue on land and security; and the World Agroforestry Centre to discuss a vexed issue: why are high-level decision-makers, whether active in the public or the private sector, so ignorant of basic ecosystemic processes, and what can we do about it?

20-12-2018

A presentation was given by EURAF,giving initial draft ideas for an “Ecoscheme” to enhance tree-based landscape features, and agroforestry in all Member States. These ideas are being developed by the EURAF Executive Committee for wider consultation with members.

20-12-2018

Autumn 2018 in Italy has been a season full of initiatives putting forestry and agroforestry on the spot. There was a national conference in Turin, a workshop in Tuscany and a national event in Rome.

19-12-2018

Discussions in the morning focused mainly on the the EC publication on  “A Sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: Strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment”  and on the draft CAP Strategic Plan Regulation.

A new silvoarable site with hybrid poplars and peduncolate oak (not yet fully visible along tree line) for timber production, in Masi, Italy.
19-12-2018

The fil rouge of the event was the role of multifunctional agriculture in harmonizing different land use systems and combining agro-food production, wood bio-economy and rural development, with the approach of sustainable intensification and environmental protection.

12-12-2018

EURAF representatives had the chance to hear from DG AGRI members recent updates on the new CAP proposals and measures and discuss its affectation to the environment and the climate change together with members of other 32 entities.

07-12-2018

It is the first Italian site to receive the important recognition. Several important technical and cultural aspects contributed to this recognition, including the fact that this area has been essentially an agroforestry system where olive orchards were grazed and/or intercropped, thus providing many ecosystem services.

Stuart Holm (Woodland Trust) and Chris Stoate (GWCT) introduce the agroforestry trial
06-12-2018

The topic of the meeting this year was ‘Trees and Livestock’. Presentations covered Agroforestry in Research, Agroforestry in Practice and Agroforestry in Policy.

30-11-2018

It is just a few clicks and, most of the times, three or four paragraphs are enough to keep our website alive and interesting, updated with information that we all would like to know as agroforesters. From farmers, policy, research, please share your activitity.

23-11-2018

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.

19-11-2018

EURAF President Patrick Worms discusses looming agricultural challenges and appeals to millenials: “regenerative agriculture is the new black".

19-11-2018

Daniel Inurreta will publicly defend his phD on november 29th.

11-11-2018

The new CAP is currently being intensively debated and negotiated in Brussels and there is a chance to participate in the debate.

23-10-2018

Four different agroforestry systems were tested - Portuguese Montado, Cherry tree pastures in Switzerland, Silvoarable systems in the UK and Short rotation coppice in Germany.

Photo: Jo Smith
16-10-2018

The Agroforestry session, organised by AFINET partners and EURAF members Jo Smith (ORC), Anastasia Pantera (TEI), Gerardo Moreno (UNEX) and João Palma (ISA), provided a tour of agroforestry systems from Greece to Russia to Cuba to Argentina.

28-09-2018

Submit your abstract here by 31th October 2018 and come wow your colleagues next May!

Photo: CELPA
23-09-2018

Joana Amaral Paulo, delegate for Portugal of the EURAFoffered an oral presentation at the largest Portuguese conference related to the Agricultural sector.

Eugene Curran and Jim McAdam
21-09-2018

They look forward to a fruitful partnership with other members and delegates contributing to the further development of agroforestry in both Ireland and Europe.

18-09-2018

Cranfield University is looking for a researcher with a PhD (or near completion) focused on grassland or crop management and/or the application of agricultural computer model. The deadline for applications is 15th October 2018. 

 

30-08-2018

A sandwich PhD study of four years, including an allowance (1190 €/month) for 18 months in Wageningen with health insurance cover for the whole four year period. Bench and University fees will also be covered. As part of the sandwich PhD, you have to broaden your knowledge as specified in a Training and Supervision Plan, including refresher courses, advanced PhD courses, presentation of posters and talks at conferences.