EIP-AGRI Focus Group Agroforestry MINIPAPER 3: Tools for Optimal Design and Management

Judit Csikvari, David Grandgirard, Bert Reubens, Christopher David Morhart, Ralf Pecenka, Ulrich Schmutz, Andrea Vityi, Fabien Balaguer, William Considine

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Abstract

Agroforestry (AF) so far is not a well-known and widespread way of agricultural production in Europe, with barriers such as legal issues, unpredictable financial outcomes, etc playing an important role here. But even for those who would opt to implement AF, it’s generally not easy to find or to have access to guidelines and tools for the design and management of such a system.
Therefore in the further promotion of effective agroforestry systems (AFS) in Europe, an increased awareness of the existence of and the development of new design and management tools for farmers would be an important step forward.
A well-organized system of tools could represent a kind of „guide” - accompanied with access to relevant information (databases, sources of structured and practical knowledge), and further tools (business plan, financial analysis, etc) -, that leads the farmers’ way through the process of decision-making and to the installation on the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Specialist publicationEIP-AGRI Focus Group
PublisherEIP-AGRI Focus Group - European Commission
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2017

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Keywords

  • Agroforestry
  • Agroecology
  • Farm management

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    Csikvari, J., Grandgirard, D., Reubens, B., Morhart, C. D., Pecenka, R., Schmutz, U., ... Considine, W. (2017). EIP-AGRI Focus Group Agroforestry MINIPAPER 3: Tools for Optimal Design and Management. EIP-AGRI Focus Group, 1-14.