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Silvoarable agroforestry for Europe

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00560
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 42 months
Total cost: 4,311,802 EUR
EC Contribution: 2,101,799 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
The SAFE project aims to allow Europe to take advantage of silvoarable agroforestry systems that are currently prevented due to policy confusion. The introduction of wide-spaced high-quality trees in European farmland will be modelled at the plot, farm, and regional scale. The project builds on accumulated evidence that mixtures of trees and crops are environmentally efficient and will provide high quality timber resources, while improving the amenity value of agricultural landscapes. The project brings together field experimenters, modellers of tree-crop interactions and end-users in the farm and forest sectors. A biophysical model will be linked with an economic model for long-term evaluation. The final deliverable of the project will be an 'Agroforestry Policy Options' document allowing the EU to frame new agroforestry regulations.


Coordinator
Christian DUPRAZ
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Montpellier
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 499612339
Fax: +33 467522116
E-mail: dupraz@ensam.inra.fr


Partners
  Baukje VRIESWIJK
Wageningen University
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317482260
Fax: +31 317484292
E-mail: baukje.vrieswijk@alg.kb.wau.nl
  John GASH
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Wallingford
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1491 838800
Fax: +44 1491 692424
E-mail: jhg@ceh.ac.uk
  Laura BARJONAS
University of Leeds
Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1132 334090
Fax: +44 1132 333906
E-mail: m.hamilton@adm.leeds.ac.uk
  Suzanne ROSE
Cranfield University
Bedfordshire
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1525 863007
Fax: +44 1525 863001
E-mail: s.j.rose@cranfield.ac.uk
  Enrico BRUGNOLI
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Porano
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0763374674
Fax: +39 0763374330
E-mail: brugnoli@ias.tr.cnr.it
  Mercedes MENDOZA CUENDA
Universidad de Extremadura
Plasencia (Cáceres)
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 274270000
Fax: +34 27425209
E-mail: mmendoza@unex.es
  Alfred BROENNIMANN
Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Agraroekologie und Landbau
Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Tel.: +41 1 377 72 72
Fax: +41 1 377 72 01
E-mail: alfred.broenimann@fal.admin.ch
  Alain MOULINIER
Assemblée permanente des Chambres d'agriculture
Paris
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 53571143
Fax: +33 1 53571005
E-mail: nelly.lecorre-gabens@apca.chambagri.fr
  Michel CHAVET
Cabinet d'expertises forestières CHAVET
Paris
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 45000065
Fax: +33 1 42805782
E-mail: Julimart@club-internet.fr
  Nikolaos KATSAOUNIS
Municipality of Askio
Eratyra
GREECE
Tel.: +30 46531203
Fax: +30 46531203
E-mail: askio@otenet.gr
  K. M. KUIPERS
Gelders Particulier Grondbezit
Arnhem
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 263706912
Fax: +31 264426478