Dear AGROMIX community,

Presenting Scientific Insights!

Great news! The AGROMIX project is making significant improvements to promote more resilient agricultural systems. One of the project objectives is to provide robust scientific evidence supporting agroforestry and mixed farming as sustainable food production practices. We're excited to share that our first scientific outcomes are now available! 

To showcase these recent outcomes, we've created a dedicated Scientific Publications section on our website. Explore the latest scientific knowledge generated by the AGROMIX project in this new section and stay up-to-date with cutting-edge research on resilient agriculture.  

Our goal within the AGROMIX project is to publish a minimum of 15 scientific publications. However, we also recognise the importance of sharing our findings beyond academia. Throughout the project, we will actively engage in various non-academic publications, including general journals, technical factsheets, and policy briefs and many other types! 

Together, let's pave the way for a sustainable future.

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Upcoming workshop

Agroforestry in England: policies, land ownership and a just transition #2

AGROMIX is organising the second Agroforestry in England workshop on Friday, 9 June 2023 at Abbey Home Farm, United Kingdom. Join us to discuss the latest proposals and resolutions to the key challenges. Get some insight from the 1st workshop.
Register now!

AGROMIX Work In Progress

WP1. An article titled “Reduced Grazing and Changes in the Area of Agroforestry in Europe” was recently submitted to the Land Use Policy journal and we hope it will be published soon! Our colleagues Susanne Schanbel and Judit Rubio-Delgado attended the First UNDERTREES Project Conference in Pisa on 30 March 2023 and delivered a presentation called “Recent area changes of agroforestry systems in Europe.”  Finally, the group participated and presented the work done within WP1 and the AGROMIX project at the meeting “Intercambio de conocimientos y consolidación de sinergias” organised by the Extremadura Agricultural Research Station, La Orden (CICYTEX), in the framework of the Project SINERGEX, on 7 March.

WP2. The 6th Co-Design Workshop (WP2/WP4) is scheduled to take place in Angers, France, from 6-8 June. The workshop will bring together pilot teams and representatives from WP2, WP4, and WP7. One of the objectives of this workshop is to improve the knowledge and experience of the pilot teams to enhance the upcoming outputs of various tasks, such as the design manual (T2.1) and the catalogue of pilot designs (T2.2). Furthermore, the workshop aims to foster peer-to-peer learning among the pilot teams, allowing them to benefit from the experiences of different countries and climatic zones. The catalogue of mixed and agroforestry systems is accessible through the AGROMIX Teams in spreadsheet format. It is recommended that participants utilise this resource. Additionally, the T2.3 team is working towards making the catalogue available outside the AGROMIX family by publishing it online.

WP3. In mid-May, 20 participants from WP3 met in Plasencia, Spain, to spend two days sharing and seeking solutions to the challenge of climate data and yield modelling, survey methods, and expert interviews. The workshop was hosted by the University of Extremadura with Gerardo Moreno and Victor Rolo, and was led by Felix Herzog from Agroscope (Switzerland). In addition to the presentations and plenary discussions, there was also time for working groups and lively exchanges between individual task groups. Work towards further deliverables is progressing well. Finally, the participants visited the long-term experimental trial site of the Majadas Dehesa, a traditional oak silvopastoral system located in the region.

WP6. The regional policy workshops organised within WP6 are well underway with all regions having completed their first workshops and planning for their second. CEEweb is compiling an overview summary of the first workshops so that partners can share top line findings with their participants, a request across all regions to learn from others. Topics ranged from policy mechanisms to support agroforestry, issues around tenant farmers and tenancy agreements, carbon farming, value chains for agroforestry and how to better engage farmers. All results will be written up into a report by end of October and made available on the AGROMIX website. These results will feed into regional policy briefs and a final AGROMIX white paper for the European Commission. 

News from the project

On 7 February 2023, 22 stakeholders including farmers, policy makers, academics and civil society got together in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss various policy options and scenarios for transition, and to co-create policies that work for all and that generate true, meaningful, and lasting change. Our colleague from Agroecology for Europe Jessica Donham updated us on how it went.
Read the full article here!
The two EU Horizon2020 'sister projects' MIXED and AGROMIX both address the efficiency and resilience of mixed farming and agroforestry systems. This involves concepts that might be defined differently in relation to disciplines and contexts, with the possible consequence of an explosion of definitions. The two ‘mixed farming projects’ decided that they could benefit from a mutual exchange around the main concepts involved.

Discover more about the results by reading this co-created article:
Read the article!
Listen to what German farmers have to say about their experience with agroforestry in this video about the AGROMIX German pilot project field visit. The field visit was coordinated by IfaS and took place on 9 February 2023 in Palatinate, Germany. The field visit took participants around three different farms that are leading the way in agroforestry practices.

Conversation Beneath The Trees Podcast

Conversation Beneath The Trees is a podcast series produced by the Irish Agroforestry Forum and that brings together scientists, farmers and innovators to share ideas about agroforestry. In the last episode, Catherine Cleary interviews Charlie Cole from Broughgammon Farm, a forward-thinking farm focusing on ethical and sustainable production.

Play episode!


Do you have #agroforestry on your #farm? 

The Agroforestry Show brings together farmers, foresters, tree surgeons, growers, graziers, advisors, funders, food businesses and agroforesters!

Learn more about the event!

Postdoctoral researcher in Rural Development in the Global South

This postdoctoral position is in the subject of Rural Development in the Global South. Research is being conducted on the social impacts of tree planting for carbon credits in Uganda and Tanzania, and what power relations are manifested in these processes. The postdoc will be part of expanding this agenda and linking up to broader debates around nature based climate solutions and the role that transitioning to a more climate smart agriculture and forestry can play.

About the job !

Specialised Agroforestry-Bocage Technician (in French)

Rejoignez la Chambre d’agriculture des Pays de la Loire: 800 salariés, 30 antennes de proximité, des experts, des chargés de missions, des chargés de projets territoriaux. Une palette de compétences, des équipes projet, une dynamique collective au service des agriculteurs et des collectivités.

About the job !

Internship in Agroforestry in Valladolid, Spain (in Spanish)

En Alma Carraovejas creemos y apostamos por las nuevas generaciones y el impulso de su desarrollo profesional.

Desarrollarás tus prácticas con nosotros en el sector vitivinícola, en concreto formarás parte del Equipo de Viticultura de nuestra Bodega Pago de Carraovejas, situada en Peñafiel (Valladolid).

About the internship !


Sustainable Value Creation Summit

Excited to share that the AGROMIX project made its mark at the recent NEXTLAND event held within the prestigious Sustainable Value Creation Summit, hosted from 23 to 26th of May. NEXTLAND is the ultimate convergence of academia and industry, bringing together visionaries, trailblazers, and society at large to drive value and tackle pressing challenges.

More information about the event

World Circular Economy Forum 2023

The World Circular Economy Forum is organising the session “A more diverse role for forests” on 30 May 2023. How can we future-proof our forests to thrive under the higher demands of the future?

Find out more!

6th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2023

Europe’s influential climate adaptation conference, ECCA 2023, takes place from 19-21 June 2023, and will be held in Dublin, Ireland.

Register to the event

Webinar - Agroforestry systems in the world: differences and similarities

26-27 July 2023 - The goals of this conference are to analyse and discuss the concepts, productions and their ranking, the species and the strand structure, the management options, the modelling and the practice of agroforestry systems.

Register to the webinar

 On the radar

Call for summer volunteers in OSADA.EARTH

OSADA is hosting a group of international volunteers. The openings are for 2 months (July-August) or 4 months (June-September) in the areas of:
- Permaculture garden/food forest and creating a Regenerative Habitat
- Developing Infrastructure and natural building
- International Networking and Building Partnerships
- Social Media and Video Making

More information to apply !

Workshop for Agriculture sector: European Green Digital Coalition EGDC

13 June 2023 - This workshop will bring together developers, providers and buyers/users of digital solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact for the Agriculture sector.

More information to register

Why the time for trees, forests and agroforestry is now

Today, forests are widely recognised as complex ecosystems at the heart of watersheds, local livelihoods, food and nutrition security, biodiversity, and climate balance. More recent research is revealing the critical importance of forests and wild foods in nutrition, including the sustainable use of wildlife.

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Peloponnese: A Passion for Agriculture

In southern Greece, the peaks of the Peloponnese overlook a largely agricultural landscape scarred by monoculture and wildfires. With the return of the younger generation to family farms, there is hope of a rural revival: permaculture and agroforestry could give a new lease of life to the land and to local communities.

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