AGROMIX works with 12 in-depth pilot projects across Europe to develop and test current mixed farming and agroforestry systems through a participatory co-design process, with the ambition of increasing their environmental and socio-economic resilience. These 12 projects are located in three agro-climatic zones across Europe, use different land management systems, and have different socio-economic contexts, representing a variety of farming systems in Europe. The pilot projects will be carried out in two phases: First, the participatory design approach will be tested in six projects; then, the methodology will be revised, improved, and tested on the remaining six.
AGROMIX works with another eight well-established agroforestry and mixed farming trial sites, measuring their agroecosystem’s resilience. On these sites, microclimate effects will be tested, and productivity and biodiversity indicators will be implemented, using the results to design future climate scenarios using biophysical models.