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4th European Agroforestry Conference
May 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Agroforestry as sustainable land use
The European Agroforestry Federation (EURAF) is organising the European Agroforestry Conference 2018, to be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
‘We all know the agroforestry goal, but how to get there?’ That will be the overall and main question on the 2018-conference. How to realise the transition to an agricultural sector, that uses the economic and environmental benefits that agroforestry offers?
The ambition of the EURAF Conference 2018 is accelerating inspiring transitions towards agroforestry as sustainable land use, including the role that agroforestry has to play in order to fight against climate change.
CAP 2021-2027 will be decisive for the future of agroforestry in Europe. That’s why the board of EURAF gratefully accepted the offer of the City of Nijmegen to host our conference. Nijmegen is relative close to Brussels, making our conference even more attractive to involve European politicians and policymakers. Above that, as ‘European Green Capital 2018’ Nijmegen is the perfect international podium to promote agroforestry. The prestigious title ‘European Green Capital’ is an initiative of the European Commission.
On EURAF-2018, farmers are more than welcome to exchange their experiences and know-how, also regarding the barriers in their transition to agroforestry, that will be considered by the European Thematic Network Project “Agroforestry Innovation Network” AFINET linked to the EIP-AGRI.
The aim is to conclude the 2018-conference with a firm and clear public statement to inspire and to encourage both farmers and policymakers. During the conference every participant will be invited to contribute to this statement.
Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands, enriched with a young, relaxed and world-open vibe, with over 40.000 academic students, and beautifully situated on the hilly borders of the river Waal. Because of climate change, close to the centre recently a side-channel has been realised, providing the city with a magnificent island, partly Natura 2000 reserve.