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AGROforestry and MIXed farming systems - Participatory research to drive the transition to a resilient and efficient land use in Europe (AGROMIX)

Description:

The AGROMIX project aims to deliver participatory research to drive the transition to a resilient and efficient land use in Europe. It focuses on practical agroecological solutions for farm and land management and related value chains.

AGROMIX makes use of a network of 83 sites with Mixed Farming (MF), AgroForestry (AF) or value chain stakeholder networks, which are used to measure, design, model, test and improve these systems. A nested approach will be used to conduct 12 co-design pilots across Europe. In addition, 6 replicated long-term trial sites are used for detailed analysis (crops and livestock).

AGROMIX has six specific objectives: 1) Unlock the full potential of synergies in MF/AF systems. 2) Develop and promote value chains and infrastructure for MF/AF produce. 3) Develop the MIX-A toolkit to co-design and manage MF/AF systems in practice. 4) Identify and model transition scenarios. 5) Develop policy recommendations and action plans for a successful transition. 6) Maximise the impact and legacy of the project for building low-carbon climate-resilient farming systems.

AGROMIX uses a transdisciplinary multi-actor research approach with 10 universities, 7 research institutes and 11 multi-actor partners. It will use Reflexive Interactive Design methodology to include stakeholders in participatory co-design and implementation of MF/AF systems.

Project information

Lead

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom

Partners

EESTI MAAULIKOOL, Estonia
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH, Netherlands
AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE, United Kingdom
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA, Italy
UNIVERSITA DI PISA, Italy
AGROECOLOGY EUROPE, Belgium
REVOLVE, Spain
UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA, Spain
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom
MVARC, Portugal
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK, Belgium
PROGRESSIVE FARMING TRUST LTD LBG, United Kingdom
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG, Switzerland
ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN, Switzerland
TENUTA DI PAGANICO SOCIETA AGRICOLASPA, Italy
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA, Italy
AGENZIA VENETA PER L'INNOVAZIONE NEL SETTORE PRIMARIO, Italy
HOCHSCHULE TRIER, Germany
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU, Germany
OGOLNOPOLSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE AGROLESNICTWA, Poland
MREZA ZA RURALNI RAZVOJ SRBIJE, Serbia
WERKGROEP VOOR EEN RECHTVAARDIGE ENVERANTWOORDE LANDBOUW, Belgium
CEEWEB A BIOLOGIA SOKFELESGERT, Hungary
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole, France
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT, France
LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V., Germany
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, Ireland

Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1. - Increasing production efficiency and coping with climate change, while ensuring sustainability and resilience

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021

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