LIVINGAGRO Consortium events highlight developments in agroforestry

 AMMAN — TheNational Agricultural Research Center, theRegional Forest Agency for Land and Environment of Sardinia, and the LIVINGAGRO Consortium hosted two business-to-business events in Amman last week on the expanding socio-economic significance of agroforestry in olive groves and grazed woodlands in the Mediterranean region. اضافة اعلان


According to a press statement, the first event, focused on multifunctional olive systems, was held on March 14, while the second event, focused on grazed woodlands, was held the following day.


Both events provided an opportunity for experts and acclaimed speakers from Jordan, Italy, and Greece to meet throughout the day and share their experience, addressing various issues with farmers, entrepreneurs, local administrators, researchers, private companies, policy makers and multiple stakeholders interested in agroforestry issues in Jordan.


The participants also stressed the importance of adopting the latest technologies to develop new olive cultivation strategies based on the agroforestry approach.


The aim of the brokerage events was to increase the connections between research and enterprises, governance, associations, and citizens to “close the gap between innovators in the field of agroforestry and end-users”, according to the statement.

Innovation pitches, open discussionsIntroductory remarks at both events were followed by two sessions of innovation pitches, showcasing different ideas and categories of innovations.


Attendees also participated in open discussions through Q&As with experts and representatives of the LIVINGAGRO consortium, focusing on how to implement or further develop the innovations in their farms or research labs, and how to maintain the productivity of the system by using state-of-the-art scientific methods and innovations.


TheCross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry (LIVINGAGRO) projectis co-funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Program 20142020 and implemented in Italy, Greece, Lebanon, and Jordan.The project aims to support education, research and development, innovation, and technology transfer, including sharing of research results, by establishing two Living Labs, one for multifunctional olive systems (Living Lab 1) and the other for grazed woodlands (Living Lab 2).


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