Event FARMLIFE international webinar | 25 april


Harvesting the future: the agroforestry revolution of the FARMLIFE project is summarized during an online webinar. Save the date: 25th of April 2024!

After five fruitful years of the Farm-Life project, it is now time to present the harvest. Farm-Life is the EU project for climate-resilient agroforestry (www.Farm-Life.eu). We did it together! Dutch and Flemish farmers, research and educational institutions, product developers, chain actors, and governments made this a success story. Collectively we experimented in agricultural fields and forest, worked thoroughly to co-create profitable business models, contributed to solve regulatory mazes, and generated and shared knowledge through agroforestry networks. We are proud of all the farmers that have made the transition to agroforestry and with whom we have the honor to collaborate.

That is why we are coming together on Thursday the 25th of April, to share our discoveries and celebrate this successful collaboration. You are cordially invited to join us online for an inspiring webinar with international
researchers, policy makers, farmers, industry leaders and educators. We hereby give you a preliminary program overview of the webinar. We hope to host you during the whole program but you are free to choose the presentation that interest you the most as this is designed as a self-contained mini-webinar.

With kind regards,

Euridice Leyequién Abarca
Professor Management of Forested Landscapes


Welcome and information on Farm-Life by Euridice Leyequien Abarca (professor Management of Forested Landscapes, VHL UAS) & Claudia Guerrini (project advisor, CINEA)
Think global 1: Agroforestry at EU level - forward and opportunities by Michal Nekvasil (climate change adaptation expert, DG CLIMA, European Commission)
Think global 2: Global Agroforestry programme - practice and policy by Elaine Springgay (FAO forestry officer, Agroforestry)
Act Local 1: Business and Agroforestry by Marco Bijl (director Forestry Service Group)
Panel discussion
Act Local 2: Ecosystem services - the Biodiversity case by Arjen Strijkstra (senior researcher, VHL UAS)
Act Local 3: Agroforestry transition pathways - knowledge facilitation for farmers by Euridice Leyequien Abarca (professor Management of Forested Landscapes, VHL UAS
Act Local 4: Transitioning to AF - from replication to upscaling by Marlinde Koopmans (Researcher, ILVO)
Panel discussion
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