September 25, 2020   •   News

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) and EASME are organising a series of webinars to showcase successful LIFE and Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of agriculture, food systems, forestry, and the bioeconomy. These online events will feature project representatives, experts from the EU Institutions and agencies as well as other key stakeholders. They will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and future policy initiatives.

For more information and the agenda, click here

September 25, 2020   •   News

AFINET (Agroforestry Innovation Networks) is a Thematic Network funded with 2 Million Euros by the European Commission aiming at promoting innovation through the involvement of 1000 pioneer farmers from 9 European Countries. Four main challenges were identified to
overcome the technical and economical (business plans development, value chain sustainability) issues but also the improvement of society communication through the introduction of agroforestry concepts at all educational levels. Finally better policies are claimed to improve agroforestry implementation across Europe that should be linked to the new National CAP strategic plans. An alive AFINET handbook was created to help farmers to tackle these challenges and translated to English, Spanish and Italian languages. The handbook explains the most relevant concepts of agroforestry and provides excellent innovations to implement agroforestry across Europe.

The AFINET handbook information is freely available here and any agroforester can contribute to expand it by contacting [email protected].

September 25, 2020   •   News

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA) is pleased to announce Samoa as our newest member country and first Pacific Island country. Samoa has become the 64th member of the GRA.

The GRA is looking forward to working with Samoa to improve sustainable farming practices and to produce more food while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The 64 member countries now participating in the activities of the Global Research Alliance are: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.