The overall objective of AF4EU is to promote agroforestry in Europe through the development of a multi-actor interactive and innovation driven agroforestry network. This will be based on sharing successful practical experiences and existing research knowledge connected through ICT-Tools, with a special focus on the development and implementation of new cost-effective practices, business models and extension services considering the whole food chain.
A set of 33 successful agroforestry farm business models will be analysed across Europe from a sustainability perspective (economic, environmental and social). The project builds up on previous H2020 projects and aims at developing an agroforestry knowledge platform that integrates a end-user (i) searchable knowledge reservoir namely the Knowledge cloud, (ii) an alive-handbook, (iii) an agroforestry innovation business decision support tool, and (iv) a Multilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with training modules targeting farmers and advisors. AF4EU will contribute to the implementation and uptake of agroforestry across Europe thanks to the supply of cost-effective business models techniques and a successful communication, dissemination and exploitation planning reaching a large audience in Europe. EFI will be responsible for setting up and coordinating the Finnish Innovation Network.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement N°101086563.