Living Lab Resources

Online, June 21th 2023

Dissemination workshop on NARC demonstration on cover crops and forest restoration

EVENT | Summary EN | Agenda EN


Amman, March 14th, 2023

Second B2B event in Jordan on Multifunctional Olive Systems


Lectures of the speakers

Agroforestry as a Tool for the Development of Tourism and Environmental AgricultureLecture by Dr Youssef Bader

Using innovative legume-based mixtures as cover crop in olive multifunctional systemsLecture by Dr. Claudio Porqueddu

The innovative gaiasense by NEUROPUBLIC smart farming system in the olive sector: The example of LIFE GAIA Sense projectLecture by Dr. Georgios Koubouris [soon]

Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of historical olive (Olea europaea subsp. europaea) cultivar Mehras in JordanLecture by Dr. Muhammad Brake

Coupling Olive, Poultry and Wild Asparagus in Multifunctional Olive SystemsLecture by Dr. Rosati Adolfo

Networking: Women Inclusion of Olive Sector in Rural AreasLecture by Dr. Sanaa Hinnawi

The innovative gaiasense by NEUROPUBLIC smart farming system in the olive sector: The example of LIFE GAIA Sense projectLecture by Dr. Vasilis Pyrgiotis


Beirut, February 16th, 2023

Third B2B event on Multifunctional Olive Systems in Beirut – Lebanon

EVENT | Summary AREN


Assessment of green manure and cover crop effects on soil characteristics and olive orchard productivity in South Lebanon Presentation by Abdel Kader

Grazing in olive groves: The benefits of olive leaves for feeding sheep by Andrea Pisanelli – Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems, National Research Council, Italy Presentation by Andrea Pisanelli

Promoting and marketing agroforestry systems through, the PEFC Agroforestry certification scheme by Antonio Brunori – PEFC Italy (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), Perugia, ItalyPresentation by Antonio Brunori

Using innovative legume-based mixtures as cover crop in olive multifunctional systems Presentation by Claudio Porqueddu

Exploiting the potential of local olive genetic resources to face the future climatic challenges and develop new olive growing strategies based on agro-forestry approachesPresentation by Luciana Baldoni

3rd B2B event (LL1) in Lebanon: Agroforestry for Multifunctional olive systems Time Domain – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (TD-NMR) as a useful tool for the determination of oil content in olive paste Dr. Milad El Riachy Beirut, February 16th, 2023Presentation by of Milad El Riachy

OLIVE PREDICTOR by Prokopios MagiatisPresentation by Prokopios Magiatis

Location Aware e-Services The olive fly case paradigm Presentation by Theodore Tsiligkiridis


Amman, December 13rd, 2022

B2B Event – Brokerage event to foster innovation in Multifunctional Olive Systems



Beirut, November 15th, 2022

Second B2B event on Multifunctional Olive Systems


Executive summaryENAR


Beirut, July 21st, 2022

First Brokerage event on Multifunctional Olive Systems in Lebanon


Executive summaryENENAR


Executive summaries

Cooperation agreement between LARI & ESIAMENARNews

Cooperation agreement between LARI, the Lebanese International Univeristy and Al Manara Dairy ENARNews

Cooperation agreement between LARI and PolychemENAR

Field visit 1 – South LebanonARENNews

Field visit 2 – Koura – North LebanonARENNews

Field visit 3 – South LebanonARENNews



Scientific publications

  • What is the future for agroforestry in Italy? Pierluigi Paris, Francesca Camilli, Adolfo Rosati, Alberto Mantino, Giustino Mezzalira, Cristina Dalla Valle, Antonello Franca, Giovanna Seddaiu, Andrea Pisanelli, Marco Lauteri, Antonio Brunori, Giovanni Antonio Re, Federico Sanna, Giorgio Ragaglini, Marcello Mele, Viviana Ferrario & Paul J. Burgess Link
  • How local stakeholders perceive agroforestry systems: an Italian perspective Francesca Camilli, Andrea Pisanelli, Giovanna Seddaiu, Antonello Franca, Valerio Bondesan, Adolfo Rosati, Gerardo Marcos Moreno, Anastasia Pantera, John E. Hermansen & Paul J. Burgess Link
  • Agroforestry Systems in Italy: Traditions Towards Modern Management A. Pardini Link
  • Silvopastoral production as part of alternative food networks: Agroforestry systems in Umbria and Lazio, Italy Nina Röhrig,Markus Hassler &Tim Roesler Link
  • Traditional Agroforestry Systems and Their Evolution in Greece V. P. Papanastasis, K. Mantzanas, O. Dini-Papanastasi & I. Ispikoudis Link
  • Valonia oak agroforestry systems in Greece: an overview Anastasia Pantera, Andreas Papadopoulos & Vasilios P. Papanastasis Link
  • Economic and Environmental Assessment of Olive Agroforestry Practices in Northern Greece by Emmanouil Tziolas 1ORCID,Stefanos Ispikoudis 2,Konstantinos Mantzanas 3,*ORCID,Dimitrios Koutsoulis 4 andAnastasia Pantera 2Link
  • Intercrop of olive trees with cereals and legumes in Chalkidiki, Northern Greece K. Mantzanas, A. Pantera, D. Koutsoulis, A. Papadopoulos, D. Kapsalis, S. Ispikoudis, G. Fotiadis, A. Sidiropoulou & V. P. Papanastasis Link
  • Runoff agroforestry—a technique to secure the livelihood of pastoralists in the Middle East Author links open overlay panelKlaus Droppelmann *, Pedro Berliner Link
  • Agroforestry systems of high nature and cultural value in Europe: provision of commercial goods and other ecosystem services Link
  • Economic and Environmental Assessment of Olive Agroforestry Practices in Northern Greece Link
  • Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Olive Production: A Case Study Link
  • Agroforestry for high value tree systems in Europe Link
  • Exploring the contribution of forestry and pastoral management practices to Ecosystem Services delivery in Mediterranean silvopastoral systems Link


Scientific articles

  • Beniaich, Adnane and Vieira Guimarães, Danielle and Avanzi, Junior Cesar and Silva, Bruno Montoani and Francisco Acuña-Guzman, Salvador and Pereira dos Santos, Wharley and Leandro Naves Silva, Marx, Spontaneous Vegetation as an Alternative to Cover Crops in Olive Orchards Reduces Water Erosion and Improves Soil Physical Properties Under Tropical Conditions. Available at SSRN: or
  • Brunori, Elena, Mauro Maesano, Federico Valerio Moresi, Giorgio Matteucci, Rita Biasi, and Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza. 2020a. “The Hidden Land Conservation Benefits of Olive‐based ( Olea Europaea L.) Landscapes: An Agroforestry Investigation in the Southern Mediterranean (Calabria Region, Italy).” Land Degradation & Development 31 (7): 801–15.;
  • Castro, M. 2008. “Silvopastoral Systems in Portugal: Current Status and Future Prospects.” In Agroforestry in Europe, edited by Antonio Rigueiro-Rodróguez, Jim McAdam, and Maróa Rosa Mosquera-Losada, 6:111–26. Advances in Agroforestry. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands.;
  • Daoui, K., Fatemi, Z. (2014). Agroforestry Systems in Morocco: The Case of Olive Tree and Annual Crops Association in Saïs Region. In: Behnassi, M., Shahid, S., Mintz-Habib, N. (eds) Science, Policy and Politics of Modern Agricultural System. Springer, Dordrecht. 

    Lelle, M. A., and M. A. Gold. 1994. “Agroforestry Systems for Temperate Climates: Lessons from Roman Italy.” Forest & Conservation History 38 (3): 118–26.;

  • Loumou, Angeliki, and Christina Giourga. 2003. “Olive Groves: ‘The Life and Identity of the Mediterranean.’” Agriculture and Human Values 20 (1): 87–95;
  • “Olive Groves’ Avifauna in Lebanon: The Composition of Bird Species and the Importance of the Inter-Relation Olive Ecosystem and Bird Diversity.” 2021. Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (blog). June 19, 2021.;
  • “Policy Assessment LL1 Lebanon.Pdf.” n.d. Accessed September 25, 2021.;
  • Rühl, J., T. Caruso, M. Giucastro, and T. La Mantia. 2011. “Olive Agroforestry Systems in Sicily: Cultivated Typologies and Secondary Succession Processes after Abandonment.” Plant Biosystems – An International Journal Dealing with All Aspects of Plant Biology 145 (1): 120–30.;
  • Tartaglini, N, Generosa Jenny Calabrese, Ladisa Gaetano, and Enrico Vito Perrino. 2012. “Biodiversity in Ancient Olive Orchards.” In Study on Biodiversity in Century-Old Olive Groves, Calabrese G., Tartaglini N., Ladisa G. CIHEAM – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari.
  • F. Temani, A. Bouaziz, K. Daoui, J. Wery, K. Barkaoui. 2021. “Olive agroforestry can improve land productivity even under low water availability in the South Mediterranean” Agr. Ecosyst. Environ., 307 (2021), Article 107234, 10.1016/j.agee.2020.107234

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