Dear AGROMIX community,

As spring arrives to our pilot projects, we're busy preparing a variety of activities for the months to come.

Are you curious to learn more about agroforestry and mixed farming? Would you like to win a basket of fresh products from the fields of our pilot projects? Then, the #AskAScientist Challenge is for you! Discover more below.

What is food sovereignty, and what does it mean for the future of our food system? Our team delves into the topic in a recent article published by REVOLVE.

Lastly, we're delighted to share with you an immersive storytelling experience, taking you on a walk through our pilot projects, meeting the farmers and researchers, and hearing about their inspirations, challenges, and visions for the future - come get your boots muddy!

Read on for special announcements, events, informative materials, opportunities, and insightful articles on the state of food security today.


Go on, #AskAScientist!

What would you like to know about regenerative farming? Have your questions answered by a panel of experts in an open live-streamed session at EURAF’s 6th European Agroforestry Conference on 17th May 2022, with the possibility of winning a basket of goodies produced by our agroforestry and mixed farming pilot projects across Europe, including fresh honey, nut cake, cheese and plenty more…

Participation is simple!

  1. Share a post or story on the social media channel of your choice (TwitterInstagramLinkedIn), including a question for our panel in the caption

  2. Follow our account

  3. Tag us in the post

  4. Tag a friend who may be interested in regenerative farming

  5. Use the hashtag #AskAScientist.

Participation is open until 16th May 2022 – we look forward to hearing your questions!

Learn more about the #AskAScientist Challenge!

Food sovereignty for the future of farming

The term ‘food sovereignty’ is spreading, and embodies a transformation of our current food system. The concept resonates with our instinctive desire for autonomy over what we consume, but what exactly does it mean and how can it address the crucial challenges we face today?

Our team explores the topic from a number of angles in an article published in REVOLVE.
Learn more about food sovereignty!

Get your boots muddy, and visit our fields.

Storytelling is at the core of our work, and we'd like you bring you face to face with the people behind our work: the farmers on the field.

In our immersive web pages, you can walk through each of our pilot sites, hearing about their inspirations, challenges, and visions for the future.

Take me to the field!

▲ Pilot Spotlight: Stadtbauernhof Saarbrücken

Take a tour of the farm!


#AskAScientist at EURAF2022

Within the framework of the European Agroforestry Federation's 6th Conference we're hosting an open live-streamed discussion with experts with questions from YOU! Have your questions answered on 17th May 2022, and get the chance to win fresh products from our fields. Join #AskAScientist! 

Join the conversation!

Agroforestry Open Weekend

From 21-22 May 2022, a variety of agroforestry farms are opening their gates to curious visitors!

A dedicated website has been created to discover the farm closest to you, and to connect with them directly. 

Plus, if you’re a farmer and would like to participate, you can sign up via the website.

See agroforestry in action!


The Caribbean region is an epicentre for extreme climate events, featuring frequent droughts and periodical hurricane occurrence. The aim of this proposal is to explore agroecological transition pathways that increase resistance to natural disasters for conventional and improve resilience of agroecological farms in a hurricane-prone Caribbean region, in collaboration with local farmer groups, researchers and public policymakers.

Apply before 20th May!

 On the radar

Global food price fears as Ukraine farmers forced to reduce crop planting - The Guardian

“War means the ‘breadbasket of the world’ faces unprecedented difficulty sowing, harvesting and exporting wheat and other produce.’” 

Read more

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict is threatening global food security

With over a quarter of the world's fertile black soil, Ukraine is known as the 'Breadbasket of Europe'. As the Russia-Ukraine conflict moves into its fourth week, agricultural experts are worried about surging global food prices due to many factors including supply chain disruptions in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia.
See more!

The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet by Kristin Ohlson

Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils. In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope".

Read more

Which interesting films, books, articles or podcasts would you recommend?

Share your suggestions with us!

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Want to know more about #agroforestry? Interested in a basket of products from our pilot projects? Today we launch #AskAScientist, gathering questions to be answered by an expert panel at @euraf2022! Post your question, tag us, tag a friend, use #AskAScientist! #IntlForestD


Within the framework of EURAF Agroforestry's 6th Agroforestry Conference, this open event is the culmination of AGROMIX's #AskAScientist Challenge, using questions gathered through social media for experts to discuss the evidence behind the benefits of agroforestry and mixed farming, best practices based on ongoing research, and science-based roadmaps for sustainable farming.


Interested in AgTech? Have you heard of @agritecture?

Founded by Henry Gordon-Smith (@theagritect) in 2014, Agritecture helps entrepreneurs navigate the planning of their urban farming business, and has grown into the world’s leading digital services and advisory firm on urban agriculture.

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