3rd European Agroforestry Conference (23-25 May 2016, Montpellier, France)

3rd European Agroforestry Conference
Celebrating 20 years of Agroforestry research in Europe

EURAF and INRA, the French National Institute of Agronomical Research are very pleased to welcome you in Montpellier for the Third European Agroforestry Conference.

Montpellier is the core center in France for Agroforestry Research and demonstration. Both temperate zone and tropical zone agroforestry are targeted by Montpellier researchers. Montpellier is also the home of RAP, the most comprehensive agroforestry experiment in France, with 20 years of uninterrupted monitoring. You will have the opportunity to visit this outstanding site during the Conference (check the RAP leaflet here).

Burning issues such as resilience to climate change or the assessment of ecosystems services of Agroforestry will be in the main light. Check the program for the wide range of topics that will be discussed, from the last research findings to the practical enforcement of new agroforestry regulations at national and European scales.

New fields of research will also be thoroughly discussed, such as the selection of shade tolerant crops, the use of models to perform virtual agroforestry experiments, the labelling of agroforestry products or the revival of age-old practices such as tree pollarding. And many more.

Farmers are welcome, with a session that will be focused on expertise sharing between European agroforesters.

May in Montpellier is a very pleasant time, and we can only suggest you to extend your stay and visit some of the treasures that the area around Montpellier can offer you. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

Including:

  • Plenary sessions on latest findings in agroforestry research in Europe, updates on agroforestry policies across Europe and farmers testimony across Europe.
  • Dedicated workshop to agroforestry and climate change, virtual experiments in Agroforestry.
  • Field visits to the oldest experimental site in Europe with a continuous monitoring since tree plantation

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: extended deadline to 28th February 2016!

REGISTRATION: early bird registration until 1st March 2016. Registration closes 30th April 2016.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGULAR UPDATES: http://www.agroforestry.eu/conferences/III_EURAFConference

(Segnalato da: Pierluigi Paris)