European Agroforestry Federation
Federation of European Associations
III - Non-governmental organisations
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High Polytechnich School, sn
Mr María Rosa Mosquera-Losada
Ms Watte Jeroen
The European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) aims at promoting the use of trees on farms as well as any kind of silvopastoralism throughout the different environmental regions of Europe. EURAF has about 280 members from 20 different European countries.
EURAF main scope is to promote agroforestry systems across Europe as a recognized sustainable form of land management. This goal will be achieved through policy recommendations through EU states, but also through the Commonn Agrarian Policy. Agroforestry systems are able to increase land productivity due to betteruse of resources, promoting at te same time Carbon sequestration, biodiversity, soil protection wile reducing nitrate and phosphorous contamination
EURAF has participated in different inititatives and policy at European level. The participation in the last CAP writting helped to promote agroforestry practices within the greening and the Rural Development programs. Currently, EURAF is part of different Civil Dialogue groups (Arable, Organic Farming, Cork and Forestry, Rural Development, Environment and Climate Change, CAP and Direct Payments and Greening), the Rural Development Assembly and the group of experts of the European Commission like Structured Dialogue with ESI Funds' partners group of experts. EURAF Executive Committee Members also participate in the EIP Focus Groups and in the Global Research Alliance.
Relevant policy implementation as well as public relations andcommunication activities can be seen in the EURAF web page and in the monthly newsletter EURAF publishes. Moreover, EURAF organizes a Conference every two years and participate in different events like fairs, workshops, etc.. EURAF is currently part of two European projects AGFORWARD (http://www.agforward.eu/index.php/pt/) and AGROFE (http://www.agrofe.eu/).
Civil Dialogue groups (Arable, Organic Farming, Cork and Forestry, Rural Development, Environment and Climate Change, CAP and Direct Payments and Greening) and in the Assembly of Rural Development.
Group of experts of the European Commission like Structured Dialogue with ESI Funds' partners group of experts. EURAF Executive Committee Members also participate in the EIP Focus Groups.
Since constitution in December 2011, EURAF members have visiting members of the EU Commission and Parliament, trying to explain why agroforestry should be an important way for sustainable land use in Europe. A web page was created as well as a newsletter. Finally, a document suggesting modifications for the future CAP was also created.
More recently, EURAF was part of a consortium that successfully won a European call for research on agroforestry. This project is entiteld AGFORWARD and is coordinated by Paul Burgess from the University of Cranfield (UK)
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The composition of EURAF integrates farms dealing with forestry, crops and pastures, researchers, NGOs and extension agents, which will help to promote agroforestry practices at an European scale from an innovative and real perspective.
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Germany Agroforestry Association(14),
Spanish Agroforestry Association(34),
Greek Agroforestry Association(26),
French Agroforestry Association(63),
Belgium Agroforestry Association(37),
Ireland Agroforestry Association(2),
Italy Agroforestry Association(12),
Portuguesse Agroforestry Association(4),
Romania Agroforestry Associatin(4),
Switzerland Agroforestry Association(5),
British Agroforestry Association(29),
The Netherlands Agroforestry Association(5)
IUAF (under constitution)
01/2014 - 12/2014
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