Trial Sites

Resilience Potential

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


Location: Therwil, Switzerland
Establishment: 1978
Size: 1.3 ha
Crops: maize, wheat, clover-grass pasture, soy, potatoes
Trees: -
Livestock: -
Partner: Eidgenössisches Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung (AGROSCOPE)
Contact: Jochen MayerKlaus Jarosch

Dehesa of Majadas

Location: Majadas de Tiétar, Spain
Establishment: 2914
Size: 800 ha (200 ha are monitored)
Crops: pasture
Trees: holm oak
Livestock: cattle, sheep
Partner: Universidad de Extremadura (UEX)
Contact: Gerardo Moreno


Location: Pisa, Italy
Establishment: 2018
Size: 40 ha
Crops: durum wheat, sorghum, faba bean, Italian ryegrass, orchard-grass
Trees: oplars, oaks
Livestock: dairy sheep
Partner: University of Pisa (UNIPI)
Contact: Daniele Antichi

Tenuta di Paganico

Location: Pisa, Italy
Establishment: 2014
Size: 1100 ha forest, 100 ha grazeland, 300 ha crops, 800 olive trees, 3 ha vineyards
Crops: wheat, alfalfa, faba bean, oats, mixed pasture
Trees: Turkish oak
Livestock: maremmana steers
Partner: University of Pisa (UNIPI), Tenuta di Paganico
Contact: Marcello Mele, Alice Cappucci, Jacopo Goracci


Location: Saint-Genès-Champanelle, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Establishment: 2015
Size: 4 ha
Crops: -
Trees: cherry, maple, ash
Livestock: sheep
Partner: INRAE
Contact: Mickael Bernard, Robin Russias


Location: Loughgall, UK
Establishment: 1989 (silvopastoral), 1999 (silvoarable)
Size: -
Crops: barley, grass
Trees: cherry, maple, ash
Livestock: sheep
Partner: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI)
Contact: Rodrigo Olave


Location: Fressingfield, Suffolk, UK
Establishment: 1994
Size: 2.4 ha
Crops: wheat, beans, lentils, other
Trees: willows, walnuts, timber trees
Livestock: -
Partner: Organic Research Centre (ORC)
Contact: Will Simonson


Location: Restinclières, France
Establishment: 1995
Size: 50 ha: 25 ha annual crops, 7 ha vineyards, smaller plots
Crops: durum wheat, winter pea, barley, wine, apple, alfalfa, fescue, short rotation coppice
Trees: hybrid walnut, service tree, stone-pine
Livestock: -
Partner: INRAE
Contact: Christian Dupraz, Lydie Dufour


Dr. Sara Burbi - Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience - Coventry University, Ryton Gardens Campus, CV8 LG, UK
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