On 20 May we are organising in Soria, in collaboration with Asociación Hacendera, a conference on agroecological practices "For a Viable Agriculture and a Living Land in Soria". In addition to the AgroForAdapt project, the consulting companies Sustraiak Habitat Design and Sorbus Bosques Multifuncionales, as well as nine farmers who have been applying agroecology practices (regenerative, organic, conservation, agroforestry […]
Over the next three years, a variety of monitoring activities will be carried out in pilot sites in the Mediterranean context: monitoring of biodiversity (ornithological, pollinators, flora), monitoring of carbon sequestration, and monitoring of the microclimate of agroforestry plots. With the arrival of spring and the first flowers, our "Initiations Ornitho" specialists will travel around […]
The third edition of the biannual newsletter AgroForAdapt is now available. In this issue we show the progress in the implementation of the project's demonstration agroforestry systems, the experimental monitoring protocols, the Community of Agroforestry Systems and Mixed Farming in Spanish and various conferences and trainings in which we have participated or are planning to […]
In what contexts can agroforestry be applied? What are the issues for a municipality or a territory?The integration of trees into an agricultural system raises agronomic, technical, administrative, legislative and social questions. Agroforestry touches on several themes, with specific stakeholder games and issues.Agroforestry can be a lever on a territory to meet several environmental challenges […]
The Baix Llobregat Regional Council (CCBL), owner of “Can Colomer” estate in Sant Climent de Llobregat (Barcelona), has reached an agreement with GEDI cooperative through an authorization for public domain use. GEDI is a non-profit, social cooperative of associated work. Within the framework of LIFE AgroForAdapt project, and with the technical supervision of the Forest […]
At Mas du Sire, Porcqueno estate, on Wednesday 8 March, a team of planters joined the farmer, Caroline Barcelo, for the second phase of planting for the pigs of the Barons des Cévennes brand. Last year, we planted some 800 trees in hedgerows and in the paddocks for the whole farm. This year, Caroline is […]
On March 9th a transfer day on Agroecology will take place in Vic (Barcelona province). In this event, Fundació Emys (AgroForAdapt beneficiary) will introduce the project and the agroforestry systems as a tool for climate change adaptation. Programa agricultura regenerativa 9 mar.pdf
This brochure presents a methodology to co-design agroforestry projects. Its paper version will soon be distributed to 463 agricultural schools in France. This document was developed within the framework of the projects ARBRISS’EAU (with the financial support of AERMC), ADRENOME (with the financial support of Occitanie Region) and AgroForAdapt (financed by the LIFE Programme of […]
At the Domaine Viticole Renouard Scamandre, in Vauvert in the Gard, the first agroforestry tree plantations date back to 2007 with 240 trees. They continued in 2012 with hedges. In 2023, 250 trees were planted again, making it possible to exceed the number of 2000 trees planted on the plots. The target is 3500 trees […]
We have recently delivered the monitoring protocols that we are using to assess the effect of demonstrative agroforestry systems on multiple indicators and ecosystem services, especially those related to climate change adaptation capacity. We have emphasized: a) Productive aspects and carbon balance (action D2) b) Vulnerability to wildfires in forests where silvopastoralism is incorporated (D3) […]
In this navigable viewer you can check the location, area and main features of the 77 demonstrative agroforestry systems of LIFE AgroForAdapt, totalling 857 ha. During the project we will add pictures and information on their evolution.
On December 13th and 14th Tarragona Province Council, co-financing entity of LIFE AgroForAdapt, organizes in Reus town the training “Economic potential of silvopastoralism for sustainable forest management”. Further information in this link.
On November 15th we participated in “Fet a mida” program from the Catalan network of local TV channels. We introduced the concept and objectives of the agroforestry systems and various technologies applied in LIFE AgroForAdapt monitoring. The full vídeo is available in this link.
In September 2022, various media echoed the second LIFE AgroForAdapt coordination meeting, held in Solsona (Lleida, Spain) on September 14 and 15, including a field visit. Here are the links to the short documentaries: Appearance in Canal Taronja. Appearance in TV3
We have published, in collaboration with the PRIMA Transition project, an article in Extensius.cat magazine on the interest of agroforestry systems in the current context of climate, energy and raw material crisis. Link to the article (in Catalan).
The LIFE AgroForAdapt project was present at the 8th Spanish Forest Congress held in Lleida the last week of June. This event, led by the Spanish Society of Forest Sciences (SECF), brings together nearly a thousand participants from all areas of the Spanish forest sector every four years. In this edition we presented the communication […]
We have participated, along with 7 other LIFE projects related to Mediterranean forests, in an initiative to bring to Brussels the shortcomings that we have identified in the European forest policy regarding the Mediterranean context. In addition to the conference held on May 31, we have prepared the report "A step forward in EU forest […]
LIFE AgroForAdapt participates on May 31st, 2022 at the event “A step forward in Forest policy: the Mediterranean perspective”, together with other 7 LIFE projects related to Mediterranean forests. The aim is to raise the voice of the Mediterranean forest for its adequate consideration in European forest policy. Registration link HERE Downloadable Agenda HERE Link to the live […]
On March 30 we held, in webinar format, the first meeting with the project's advisory committee. This entity is composed of experts in the different subjects addressed in the project. In this first meeting we prioritized the presence of experts in the design and management of agroforestry systems, and in their monitoring based on multiple […]
On March 22nd we participate in the workshop "Agroforestry Development Experiences & Rural Innovation", organised by Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenierías Agrarias of Palencia (University of Valladolid, Spain). The workshop can be attended online.
The LIFE AgroForAdapt project has been mentioned in the first issue of 2022 of La Vanguardia newspaper (one of the top newspapers in Spain), with interventions by Jaime Coello (CTFC), Ander Achotegui (Fundació Emys) and Josep Maria Tusell, owner of one of the project's demonstrative silvoarable systems. Link to the publication
CINEA, the European Commission’s agency managing the LIFE call, invited us to participate in the "LIFE20 Welcome Meeting - Climate Action" event, held in webinar format. We presented AgroForAdapt projects and got to know other new LIFE projects. Link to the presentation made.
Today we start the journey of LIFE AgroForAdapt. During the next five years we will work to contribute to the adaptation to climate change of the Mediterranean agricultural and forestry sectors by promoting agroforestry (silvoarable and silvopastoral) systems.