CROSS BORDER LIVING LABORATORIES FOR AGROFORESTRY
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What is LIVINGAGRO?

The LIVINGAGRO project aims to share innovations related to agroforestry with stakeholders working with olives and grazed woodlands in four Mediterranean countries: Italy, Greece, Lebanon and Jordan. The project funded by the European Union (EU) will help stakeholders to increase profitability, sustainability, and biodiversity in the face of limited resources and environmental constraints.

What is AGROFORESTRY?

Agroforestry is the practice of deliberately integrating woody vegetation (trees or shrubs) with crop and/or animal systems. Agroforestry can offer you valuable benefits.

Increased farm income

Reduced farm expenses

Increased biodiversity

Improved water management

Management of olive pests and diseases

More carbon sequestered in the soil

Reduced soil erosion and fire risk

Maintenance of soil fertility

Animal Welfare

What are LIVINGAGRO’s Living Labs?

LIVINGAGRO will tackle the issues of limited resources and environmental constraints using an open innovation approach, with two Living Laboratories: one devoted to “Multifunctional Olive Systems” and another for “Grazed Woodlands enabling interactions among innovators and stakeholders. After conducting surveys and discussions to learn about stakeholders’ needs, the LIVINGAGRO team is presenting technological developments, practical research results, and other types of innovation to stakeholders who can benefit from them in both financial and environmental terms.

Why should you join our living labs?

Living Labs move beyond traditional scientists’ laboratories to make a difference through cooperation in the field. Everyone involved with multifunctional olive systems (olive growing) and grazed woodlands are invited to enter our cross-border Living Laboratories by accessing this platform and explore innovations in agroforestry through free online classes, newsletters, online discussion forums, and a wealth of other events and information sources.

Advantages:

  • Find out new ways to increase farms’ income

  • Learn how you can reduce farming expenses

  • Discover innovations that can help improve products

  • Access free e-learning modules and training courses

  • Explore the way agroforestry helps farmers, farms, and the planet

  • Investigate catalogues of innovations and scientific resources

  • Connect with innovators and stakeholders online or face-to-face.

Agroforestry for

Multifunctional Olive Systems

Agroforestry in olive groves is the practice of growing crops among olive trees or using olive groves as pastures, making the groves into multifunctional olive systems that can increase farmers’ profit while helping the planet.

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Agroforestry for

Grazed Woodlands

Grazed woodlands are major agroforestry systems in the Mediterranean that highly contribute to sustaining local Mediterranean economies, supplying both vegetal and animal products.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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13May
2024 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference
Conference

It is our pleasure to announce the 2024 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference, to be held May 13 – 16, 2024 in Columbia, Missouri, USA and hosted by the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry.

Information on abstract submission, registration, and lodging is being compiled and will be made available on a conference website. Stay tuned for more information from the conference organizers!

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27May
7th European Agroforestry Conference in BRNO
Conference

Hosted by Mendel University and with the support of the Minister of Agriculture Zdeněk Nekula, the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, the governor of the South Moravia region and the mayor of the city of Brno, this conference promises to bring together the best and brightest minds in European agroforestry. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow experts and learn about the latest innovations in this important field.

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15Sep
6TH WORLD CONGRESS ON AGROFORESTRY IN 2025
Conference

Rwanda has been announced as the host of the 6th World Congress on Agroforestry in 2025. The announcement was made during the 5th World Congress on Agroforestry taking place in Quebec, Canada.

The 6th World Congress on Agroforestry in Kigali in 2025 will bring together more than 1,500 delegates including researchers, academia, development partners, and private and public sector to advance agroforestry.

The World Congress on Agroforestry will raise the profile of agroforestry and increase support, engagement and investment. It will create a legacy in terms of partnerships, investments and impact and produce a global agroforestry roadmap.

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