“Agroforestry Systems: The Opportunity for European Landscape and Agriculture”
AGFOSY is a project based on agroforestry. Agroforestry is defined as a land use system where trees (or other woody vegetation) are grown in association with agricultural crops or livestock on the same land. This combination increases the diversity of agricultural production, reduces farmers’ dependence on monocultures, and provides many important environmental services. And, these services can include: reduction of soil erosion, water conservation, maintenance of soil fertility, biodiversity conservation, etc.
The main goal of the project is to develop a complex but simultaneously flexible training system for agroforestry, based on the collection of a number of case studies and good agroforestry practices from several countries. Other farmers and peasants can be inspired and learn new practical techniques of planting trees on farmland through those practical examples
The project is funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ program for the period 2018-2020.