Agroforestry – regenerating landscapes and diversifying production in Europe

The European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) biennial conference is a platform for people from diverse backgrounds to present, discuss, and debate critical issues related to agroforestry. The 7th conference was held in Brno, Czech Republic over 5 days at the end of May and attended by Will Simonson, Colin Tosh and Janie Caldbeck representing our work on the REFOREST and Agromix projects.

Will Simonson, Janie Caldbeck and Colin Tosh
Will Simonson, Janie Caldbeck and Colin Tosh

There were some familiar faces with keynote speeches from Stephen Briggs on ‘Agroforestry – How farmer experiences shape tomorrow’s practice and policy‘ and former ORC agroforestry researcher Jo Smith ‘What can biodiversity do for agroforestry?’

Will Simonson with poster on Wakelyns: Resilience through Diversity
Will Simonson’s poster ‘Resilience through diversity: 30 years of agroforestry at Wakelyns (UK) .’ was rewarded with 3rd prize.

Will Simonson’s prize-winning poster can be downloaded here.

ORC papers at EURAF

Olave R, Ramsey R, Tosh C, Simonson W (2024) Effects of land use change on soil microbial functioning in a long-term agroforestry system in Lojka B, Hoffmannova S (2024) EURAF 2024 28-31 May 2024, Brno Abstract book

Tosh C, Staton T, Costanzo A, Simonson W (2024) Biotic stress and yield stability in English organic silvoarable in Lojka B, Hoffmannova S (2024) EURAF 2024 28-31 May 2024, Brno Abstract book

Find out more

EURAF 2024 Abstract book

See also Janie Caldbeck’s blog on Agricology: EURAF 2024 – shifting the dial of agroforestry from niche to mainstream

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