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October 2016

Silvopastoral system established with high value timber trees in Galicia, Spain (by Jose Javier Santiago-Freijanes, University of Santiago de Compostela)

1. EURAF ACTIVITIES

EURAF had the honor to participate in the discussions to deliver the Cork 2.0 declaration. The declaration pursues a better life in rural areas. The declaration links with social, environment and governance aspects on which agroforestry can provide solutions at local and global scale. Integration of...read more

2. REGIONAL AGROFORESTRY NEWS

2.1 About the Gap between the Conceptual Opportunities and the Actual Implementation of Agroforestry in Flanders, Belgium
 

In June this year, a first scientific paper written in the framework of the project “Agroforestry in Flanders”, was accepted for publication in the international journal “Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems”. This paper, written by PhD student Lieve Borremans and her colleagues, deals with the observed gap between the...read more

2.2 Ukrainian Agroforestry Association (UAA) 
 

Ukrainian Agroforestry Association (UAA) was founded on 6th July 2016. There were two great events prior the foundation of the Association. For the first time the necessity for the formation of the organization was examined during the All-Ukrainian Roundtable "Windbreaks. Who is the real owner?" (11st March 2016). During the work of the...read more

2.3 French-Hungarian Field Tour

From September 13th to 16th, the French embassy in Budapest and the National agricultural research and innovation centre of Hungary (NARIC) invited a French delegation to a 4-day field tour aimed at sharing views and experiences on agroforestry development across Europe. The delegation consisted of...read more



Picture taken during the French-Hungarian field tour

3. FEATURED FARM: Mixed Crop-Dairy Cattle Farm in South-Western France



Picture of the farm

After 18 years of ploughing, Christian Abadie and his brother (farmers in South-Western France) witnessed a 50% decline in the organic matter content of their soils and increasing problems of erosion. In 2000, they decided that ploughing had to stop and...read more

4. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES GROWTH RATE MAKE TO TIMBER QUALITY IN TEMPERATE HARDWOODS?

It is generally understood that growth rate, in timber trees at least, has a definite influence on their usability and ultimately therefore on their commercial value. And that “understanding” seems to be that slow growth is good for quality, whereas fast growth is detrimental to good quality. That is certainly the case with...read more

5. THE CORK 2.0 DECLARATION

Cork 1.0 led to the creation of the Pillar II of the CAP and provided the general guidelines to increase sustainability of European agriculture. Cork 2.0 Declaration was developed in early September 2016 to enhance even more the sustainability of the European systems. The Cork 2.0 Declaration is based on ten main points where agroforestry can play a role as it is a form of integrating forestry and agriculture increasing the...read more












María Rosa Mosquera-Losada (EURAF President)  during the Cork 2.0 Declaration
6. WORLD CONGRESS ON SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS

The World Congress on Silvopastoral Systems took place last 27th-30th September 2016 in Évora, Portugal. The event consisted of several plenary sessions with top keynotes: Adriana Chacón-Cascante, Shibu José, Kevin O´Hara, Guy Beaufoy and Ika Darnhofer. Besides, there have been 37 parallel sessions with around 150 presentations ranging from...read more

7. MISCELLANEOUS 

  • Life in Syntropy: the story of a transformation
  • Agroforestry in Action Webinar Series
  • 2nd ">From Field to Forest" Congress
  • 19th European Grassland Federation (EGF) Symposium
  • 15th North American Agroforestry Conference
  • IUFRO Anniversary Congress 2017

... read more

This is your newsletter! If there’s anything you think should be included, please send suggestions to euraf@agroforestry.eu for the next issue.

This newsletter is carried out in collaboration with the European AGFORWARD Project.

Editorial Committee: Rosa Mosquera-Losada, Gerry Lawson, Joana Amaral Paulo, Anastasia Pantera, Fabien Balaguer, Jeroen Watté, Bert Reubens, Olivier Baudry, Bohdan Lojka, Alain Canet, Xavier Devaux, Norbert Lamersdorf, Heinrich Spiecker, Konstantinos Mantzanas, Andrea Vityi, Andrea Pisanelli, Adolfo Rosati, Robert Borek, João Palma, Josep Crous Duran, Teresa Baiges, Manuel Bertomeu, Johanna Björklund, Felix Herzog, Mareike Jäger, Mark Vonk, Emiel Anssems, Jo Smith, Mike Strachan, Nuria Ferreiro-Domínguez, Mercedes Rois-Díaz.

People in charge of the newsletter: Nuria Ferreiro-Domínguez, Divina Vázquez-Varela and Mercedes Rois-Díaz (English reviewer)

This Newsletter is edited in Lugo (Spain) by EURAF (ISSN 2445-2556)

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