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Mixed agriculture and agroforestry could help the transition to more climate-proof ways of farming. But how can farmers implement this effectively? Researchers at Wageningen University & Research and their European colleagues are letting farmers all over Europe experiment with climate-smart combinations of livestock, trees and crops.

International climate change action is increasing, but policy-makers have yet to address a core challenge: land use. Agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions, and with increasing food insecurity and a rapidly growing global population, our response to these challenges must begin in the field. This is the inspiration behind the AGROMIX project – Agroforestry (AGRO-) and mixed farming (-MIX) – which has the ambition of ‘transforming landscapes’ by delivering new research on how these land use systems work, designing models for farmers to implement these practices, and offering policy recommendations for decision makers to support these practices. How will this four-year pan-European project achieve its ambitious goals, whilst using socially-innovative and high-tech participatory approaches?

Can agroforestry and mixed farming systems provide whole ecosystem approaches to sustainable and resilient landscape management? Dr Sara Burbi, Assistant Professor at Coventry University explores.

Vandaag stelden de partners van het Proefplatform Agro-ecologie Hansbeke (PPAE Hansbeke) voor het eerst de resultaten voor van een tiental bijzondere landbouwexperimenten. De proefopstellingen dienen om te testen hoe landbouw nog duurzamer kan, zodat boeren bijdragen aan een beter milieu en er tegelijk winst uit kunnen halen.

Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) has been awarded €7 million in research funding to carry out an international project on agroforestry and mixed farming within the European Union (EU)’s HoA couple of relatively new Horizon 2020 projects are now up and running and paving the way for more resilient, efficient and sustainable agriculture in Europe. As its name suggests, the MIXED project is exploring different types of mixed agricultural systems, such as agroforestry, in the belief that these approaches offer many benefits. Meanwhile, AGROMIX is bringing together researchers, farmers and policymakers to explore the transition towards resilient farming, efficient land use, and sustainable agricultural value chains in Europe.

November 2020 saw the launch of AGROMIX - an EU-funded research project exploring mixed farming and agroforestry as alternative approaches for land management and agriculture. The project is coordinated by Coventry University (UK) and is led by 28 partners from 14 European countries, including universities, research centres, government agencies, and on-the ground farms and farming associations. With a budget of 6.9 million euros the project’s goal is to drive the transition towards more resilient farming, efficient land use, and sustainable agricultural value chains in Europe.

Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) has been awarded €7 million in research funding to carry out an international project on agroforestry and mixed farming within the European Union (EU)’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) has been awarded €7 million in research funding to carry out an international project on agroforestry and mixed farming within the European Union (EU)’s Horizon 2020 programme.

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