Over a period of 3 years, the Agrof MM-project "Training in Agroforestry - Mediterranean - Semi-Arid Zones - Mountain" aims to:

  • Train between 130 and 150 agricultural professionals in Europe
  • Improve and develop the education tools which will allow the agroforestry training to be long-lasting
  • Develop a unique agroforestry qualification program in each European country

Agrof-MM both reinforces and complements the European project AgroFE, which was completed in December 2015. It extends the geographical boundaries of the AgroFE project to encompass the Mediterranean and the alpine areas, broadening the level of training and opening it up to new players.

Agroforestry: associating the tree and agriculture in the interest of the environment, farmers and foresters

Agroforestry may be defined as the umbrella term for agricultural practices which integrate trees and woodland species into an environment of production (cultivation and growth) and take their inspiration from the model of the forest in agronomic terms. Its environmental and economic benefits have been scientifically proven, including: reduced use of inputs, carbon storage, improvements in soil fertility, erosion reduction, biodiversity stimulation, better management and protection of water resources, and also further reductions in production costs.

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